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Pupil Premium 

 

What is Pupil Premium?

It is an extra allocation of funding for all schools by the Government to address the needs of disadvantaged pupils and to diminish the difference in the achievement recorded nationally between those pupils and others.

The allocation is based on those pupils who have at some point been entitled to free school meals at the school. It is also allocated to pupils from military families and Looked After Children.

 

Principles

At Lowther Endowed Primary School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for all pupils that belong to all vulnerable groups
  • All pupils receiving Pupil Premium Funding will be clearly identified and individual plans will be put in place to ensure the Funding is used to effectively to meet their individual needs. The school will carefully monitor the impact of any interventions / enhancements or support provided to ensure best value.

 

In 2016/17 Lowther Endowed Primary School has been allocated £19060 in Pupil Premium Funding.

This funding is used to support 12 pupils across the school, 10 out of the 12 pupils are in in Key Stage 2.

This year we have established a new tracking system (PP TRACKER) which clearly identifies the support provided to our Pupil Premium pupils. The PP tracker allows Senior Leaders and Governors the opportunity to monitor the impact of the interventions and support to ensure the school is successfully diminishing the difference between Pupil Premium Pupils and their Peers. A new Pupil Premium Governor has been appointed - Mr Simon Cooper, who will be responsible to evaluating the effectiveness of the school in supporting these pupils across the school.

 

The support currently being offered to individual pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding in 2016-17 includes:

  • 1 to 1 reading and phonics support with the SENCO.
  • Support with Homework and in lessons to ensure work is effectively differentiated and therefore meeting individual needs and support plans.
  • 1 to 1 support with individual behaviour management programmes.
  • Guardian Angel - Nurture work supporting children with emotional needs.
  • Support with uniform, trips, clubs and transport costs.
  • Specialist advice, assessments and support as and when required for individual pupils.
  • Release of staff to coordinate multi-agency meetings and to produce support plans.
  • Delivery of specific packages e.g. Lego "Build to Express" 


 

 

 

Review of Pupil Premium  in 2015/16

The funding was used to support 15 pupils, the money was used to:

  • Fund extra hours for HLTA/STA/TA intervention for literacy, maths, social and physical skills.
  • Subsidised school visits and residential for Pupil Premium pupils. .
  • Cover transport costs for all sporting events for PP children.
  • Ensure high quality Teaching.
  • To support with behaviour management.

 

​Impact of Pupil Premium Funding 2015-16:

EYFS - Support has been successful in helping the disadvantaged pupil increase their attainment particularly in the areas of Managing Feelings and Behaviours / Relationships and Communication Language and Understanding so that they achieved their ELG in these areas.

Phonics - Disadvantaged pupils have outperformed their peers in phonics over the last two years with a 100% pass rate. This illustrates the success of the additional phonics support provided to these pupils.

KS1 - Impact of support was good. The disadvantage pupil not only caught up to national expectations in mathematics but achieved greater depth. In Reading they Met national expectations and in Writing progress was above average but attainment was just below national at the working towards level.

KS2 - There was only one pupil in receipt of pupil premium funding in the year 6 cohort. This child joined the school in Sept 2015. Support was provided to ensure an effective transition and nurture support to help establish friendships. The support was effective in helping the pupil settle well and establish positive relationships with peers. The pupil's work began to rapidly improve and accelerate, unfortunately despite progress being good, in the short time they attended Lowther Endowed we were unable to get the pupil to the expected level before they left.

Next Steps:

Following a review of Pupil Premium at Lowther Endowed School and new leadership at the school, it has been agreed that a new Pupil Premium Tracking system.  A new Pupil Premium Governor will be identified to champion the needs of these pupils and monitor their progress and the effectiveness of the school's support.

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