Following a government initiative launched in April 2011, the school is eligible for funding called Pupil Premium, in addition to the main school budget.  Pupil Premium funding is available for every child who is registered for Free School Meals or who has qualified for Free School Meals at any point in the previous six years, those who have been in continuous care for six months or more, and children of service personnel.  For 2013-14, the Pupil Premium funding is £900 for each eligible child, but the school does not receive this money automatically; parents must apply.  If you believe your child fits any of these categories, please let the school know.

The government sees these children as a priority.  In many schools, their level of progress and attainment is lower than other children of the same age, and additional funding for their education helps to narrow the gap.  Head teachers and school governors decide how Pupil Premium money is spent. The achievement and attainment of these pupils is regularly assessed in comparison with their year group, and the school is held accountable for the attainment of Pupil Premium children by the Ofsted Inspectors.

At St. Luke’s, our aim is to ensure that our teaching and learning meets the needs of all our pupils, helping our children achieve their individual potential.  The Pupil Premium funding helps us to ensure that we provide extra provision for our pupils who fall into this group, to assess and address their individual needs.

Our school has a dedicated Pupil Premium Link Governor, Mrs Heidi Page, who regularly monitors the progress and attainment of these pupils, along with the head teacher and board of governors.

 ‘I feel it is important that all children are fully included in the curriculum, to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils at St. Luke’s.  As a governor, along with the senior staff and the rest of the governing body, it is essential that we accept responsibility for children who are in the Pupil Premium group.  We are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment. However, we recognise that there will be children who don’t qualify for Pupil Premium funding or who are not recognised as ‘socially disadvantaged’, and so we sometimes include other children in groups funded by Pupil Premium. This benefits all pupils of St. Luke’s and helps to ensure that all children who attend our school are fully engaged in the teaching and learning of the curriculum’.

Heidi Page
Pupil Premium Link Governor

 

Here are the details of the amount of Pupil Premium funding received each year, and how it has been spent at our school:

  • 2011-2012: £2,580
  • 2012-2013: £12,149
  • 2013-2014: £23,400
  • 2014-2015: £33,800
  • 2015-2016: £43,980
  • 2016-2017: £43,980

 

Each year, we spend our additional Pupil Premium on a variety of specially tailored teaching provision such as:

  • A phonics scheme for the children who are sitting phonics tests
  • A phonics catch-up scheme for children who are not yet at the national target level
  • Individual support, for example, one-to-one teaching assistant support
  • Small group teaching – supporting small groups through extra resource
  • Trips – equal access for all pupils to off-site activities and residentials
  • Free fruit snacks – we believe that a nutritiously rich and balanced diet is essential to keeping our children healthy and engaged

 

The following table details the Pupil Premium funding at St. Luke’s for 2016-2017.

Annex 2c: Pupil premium strategy statement (primary)

1. Summary Information

School St Luke’s C of E Primary School
Academic Year 2016/17 Total PP budget £43,980 Date of most recent PP Review Sept.16
Total number of pupils 185 Number of pupils eligible for PP 27 Date for next internal review of this strategy Jan 17

2. Current attainment

Pupils eligible for PP (your school) Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)
% achieving Level 4b or above in reading, writing & maths (or equivalent) 83% tbc
% making at least 2 levels of progress in reading (or equivalent) 50% 92%
% making at least 2 levels of progress in writing (or equivalent) 100% 95%
% making at least 2 levels of progress in maths (or equivalent) 75% 91%

3. Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP)

In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school, such as poor oral language skills)
A. Oral language skills are lower for pupils eligible for PP than other pupils. This can slow reading in future years.
B. Pupils are not always heard to read at home as often.
C. Lack of experiences can impact on pupils’ ability to use inference in reading.
External barriers(issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)
D. Attendance is in line with other pupils.

4. Desired outcomes

Desired outcome and how they will be measured Success criteria
A. Improved progress in reading for pupils eligible for PP 100% eligible pupils make expected progress
B. Improved phonic outcomes for pupils eligible for PP Good progress for all pupils

5. Planned Expenditure

Academic year 2016/17
The three headings below enable schools to demonstrate how they are using the Pupil Premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies
i. Quality of teaching for all
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead When will you review implementation?
All pupils can read with inference Reciprocal Reading introduced EEF showed a 5+ month gain from this type of approach. Trialled in Y3&4 then rolled out to rest of school JM July 17
All children have a wide range of books Widen reading scheme Using one scheme limits our pupils’ experiences. New scheme purchased and then integrated into readers. EH July 17
Total budgeted cost   £16,377
ii. Targeted support
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead When will you review implementation?
Younger children’s oral skills improved. Talk Boost EEF moderate impact for low cost in the short term. Long term greater gains. Well trained staff working and reviewing together. Clearly assessed and targeted pupils. TN Feb and July 17
Key Stage 1 & lower Ks2 Phonic Skills improved. Phonic support groups
Project X
EEF moderate impact for low cost. Will address area of weakness identified for PP pupils. Short interventions which are evaluated. EH Dec 16, March & July 17
Punctuation & Grammar catch up Small focus group EEF moderate impact for low cost. Short interventions which are evaluated. JL Dec 16, March & July 17
Maths catch up and extension for more able Small focus groups.
Success at arithmetic.

EEF moderate impact for low cost.
Impact of work done last year.

Short interventions which are evaluated. CB Dec 16, March & July 17
Children secure happy learners. Nurture Group. EEF moderate impact for moderate cost.
Experience of previous work in this area.
Carefully targeted children. Regular reviews. CB Dec 16, March & July 17
Total budgeted cost   £25,469
iii. Other approaches
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead When will you review implementation?
All children have access to wide experiences No child denied access to any trips for financial reasons. We want all children to access trips some parents have said a child cannot go due to cost. All staff know about it. There is a statement on all trip letters. AL July 17
All children comfortable and able to learn. KS2 fruit supplied to all PP pupils KS2 children have to pay for fruit we want all children to have access to a healthy snack at morning break. Office staff know about it and ensure it happens. AL July 17
Total budgeted cost   £1,000

6. Review of Expenditure

Academic year 2015/16
i. Quality of teaching for all
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach Estimated Impact. Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate. Lessons learned Cost
Improve spelling, especially PP pupils Implement new scheme All children’s spelling improved. All children made at least expected progress in writing. We will continue with this approach as it is working. £2000
Improve understanding of attachment Attachment Awareness training Staff understanding improved. All children benefitted from staff thinking about attachment. We will continue implementing changes. £1074
ii. Targeted support
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach Estimated Impact. Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate. Lessons learned Cost
Improve maths outcomes for PP pupils Success at arithmetic.
More able target group
All pupils made at least 4+ months progress in 6 weeks.Increase in confidence though no PP children achieved a more than expected level at end of KS2. We will continue.
We will continue but increase the focus on confidence with problem solving.
£20,000
Improve PP pupils wellbeing Nurture Group Children enjoy group. Staff report children more able to learn. Having shorter interventions with tighter focus on evaluation has been beneficial. Will continue £7,500
Children’s oral language skills improved Talk Boost Pupils undertaking this improved their speaking and listening skills. We will continue this. £10,500
iii. Other Approaches
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach Estimated Impact. Did you meet the success criteria? Include impact on pupils not eligible for PP, if appropriate. Lessons learned Cost
Children have access to wider opportunities Contribute to music lesson. More able PP pupil able to continue learning an instrument. Needs to be targeted at individuals who would benefit. £200
All children to be able to go on trips. Subsidise trips All children were able to attend trips. Will continue £1000
All Children to have their basic needs met. Fruit for KS2 PP pupils. Hard to measure but children not reporting being hungry. Will continue. £500

7. Additional detail

In this section you can annex or refer to additional information which you have used to support the sections above.
 

 
If you would like to view St Luke’s Pupil Premium policy, a copy can be found here.