Mile Cross Primary School

Pupil Premium Statement



What is it?

Pupil Premium is an amount given by the government to schools to support children who have, or have had in the last 6 years, free school meals.

Purpose

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Accountability

The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

· the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers

· the new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium

· the new reports for parents that schools now have to publish online and are available here.

Funding

Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

Vision

As such a high percentage of our children receive additional Pupil Premium funding we have found the most effective way of allocating funds is to ensure the majority of children benefit. This is also backed up through research from the Sutton Trust. We also allocate individual funds for targeted work and/or opportunities that would have not been possible otherwise.

Objectives for 2016-17

Objective 1 – All teaching to be at least Good with much Outstanding to maximise children’s opportunities for achievement and progress- opportunities for self-reflection and share learning

· All staff to attend Outstanding Teacher Initiative (OTI) and Leadership

· To give sharp and robust individual feedback to allow PP children to know what they need to do to improve.

· To set challenging and aspirational targets for every PP child including the more able

Objective 2 - To set challenging and aspirational targets for every PP child including the more able

· Data analysed and used effectively by all teachers to make evidence based decisions

· Effective tracking of children’s information and data that is used to inform governors, teachers and all staff.

Objective 3 - Additional provision of Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Teaching Assistant support.

· Raised self-confidence and increased participation for targeted pupils leading to raised attainment and progress.

· High quality support in class for all year groups from HLTA’s and TA’s

· Intervention groups/booster groups as required for targeted children.

Objective 4 - To further develop the role of the Dyslexia Manager

· Early identification and screening of children.

· Advice and support to staff, parents and children

Objective 5 - To develop the role of the Speech and Language Therapist and TA’s to support

· Early identification and screening of children.

· Children access Speech and Language support for individual programmes.

Objective 6 - To provide an enriched curriculum- to instil enthusiasm for learning

· Opportunities for children to access trips and visits across the school

· Visitors/workshops in school

· All children to access Forest School

· Enrichment opportunities and active cross curricular learning

Objective 7 - To support families to help their children achieve well.

· Provide home school support to disadvantaged families to assist with parenting, housing, attendance and other issues that might impact on attendance and learning.

· 1:1 sessions with children (PSA)

· Additional adults to support specific PP children at lunch time.

Objective 8 - To provide extra-curricular activities and support families into employment or training where appropriate including Breakfast Club

· Nominal costs of after school clubs to parents.