At Weldon Church of England Primary School we receive pupil premium funding.
Purpose of Pupil Premium
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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures are included in school’s performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by Pupil Premium.
Weldon Church of England Primary School Allocation and Expenditure of Pupil Premium
In 2013/2014 we received £19,060. This was used for targeted one to one and group tuition and to subsidise the role of the Learning Mentor and Intervention Teaching Assistants. Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium have worked with the Learning Mentor and the Teaching Assistants who have been trained to deliver the interventions. Some of the funding was used to help the children access out of school learning opportunities and some of the paid clubs in school.
Pupil Premium Impact on pupil progress based on teacher assessments (September 2013 – July 2014)
Children accessing pupil premium funds who were at the end of Key Stage 1 in July 2014 made the same amount of progress as their peers in Reading, Writing and Maths.
Children accessing pupil premium funds who were at the end of Key Stage 2 in July 2014 made slightly more progress than their peers in Reading, Writing and Maths.
This information relates to progress in the school year 2013/2014, rather than the whole Key Stage. The school holds more detailed information about the impact of pupil premium funds on both progress and achievement overall, however this is not published on the website to ensure that individual children from small classes are not identified.
This allocation will be used for additional educational support to raise standards of attendance and attainment for identified children through:
One to one and small group provision
Subsidy of breakfast club places
Contributing to the role of the Learning Mentor and Teaching Assistants delivering specific interventions to raise achievement and progress.
Contributing to our Pupil Premium children accessing out of school learning and special in school activities and clubs.
The impact of this provision has been monitored on a termly basis. 6 children in the Pupil Premium group reached their end of year predicted targets, 4 needed one more point and 1 needed 2 more points to achieve. Overall they all made reasonably good progress in relation to their peer group.
2015 – 2016 £23,760
The Pupil Premium allocation for this year will be used for extra support for the children within this group. This may include:
Extra support during teaching and learning sessions
Small group support at other times during the week to address any gaps in learning
Time with the Learning Mentor should they wish to talk about any issues
Time with the Learning Mentor to work within small focused groups for self- esteem, confidence building etc.
Milk for some of the children in EYFS and KS1
Subsidised trips and visits in and out of school to help with learning provision and access
Financial support for clubs and out of school activities
Subsidy of breakfast club and after school clubs
The impact of this funding on pupil progress is monitored each term.