Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium – St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

 

Pupil Premium Allocation

2014-2015 (Financial Year)

Total number of pupils on roll

205

Total number of pupils eligible

97

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1300

Total amount of PPG received

£131,100

 

Pupil Premium Allocation, Use and Impact on Attainment

The DFE has during the last few year’s benchmarked money that comes into school as Pupil Premium and the DfE expects this money to support pupils who are currently on Free School Meals or have had Free School Meals within the past 6 years. This Pupil Premium is used to support pupils’ attainment and achievement in a variety of ways in ensuring that there is not an attainment gap between children eligible for Free School Meals and their peers.

The pupil premium can be used for, and has in the past been used to support the cost of One to One tuition, interventions, music tuition and family support from Big Community. The school's finance department has set a Pupil Premium cost centre that will journal the costs and uses of the pupil premium and this information assists the Head Teacher and Governors to monitor the impact that the Pupil Premium has had on maintaining and raising standards. 

The Government through Ofsted and the local authority monitors the use of the Pupil Premium and expects the school to be able to show that the Premium is supporting FSM families to reach National expectations in reading writing and mathematics and that it removes financial barriers that may impede the social and academic progress a child could make.

The school takes a cautious approach to allocating the Pupil Premium funds. It does this as there is a very transient population which can dramatically affect the level of funding actually received compared to that budgeted at the start of the year.

On this basis the school reviews the level of Pupil Premium funding available after each termly budget review to ensure it will not dramatically over/under spend the allocation at the end of the financial year.

How we have spent (or plan to spend) the Pupil Premium (2013-14 and 2014-15)

Expenditure Description

2013/14

2014/15

1:1 Tuition

£8,765

£4,800

Learning Mentor

£36,756

£37,602

Big Community- Support to FSM Families

£5,563

£3,000

School Nurse- Support to FSM families

 

£3,000

Pupil Premium Resources –Inc Chess and Dance Tutors

£3,606

£10,000

Attendance/Behaviour-

£2,269

£3,075

Educational Visits

 

£10,000

Music Tuition

£4,836

£7,120

Breakfast Club

£5,641

£5,575

Targeted Interventions

£30,065

£32,012

 

 

 

Total Spent/proposed to spend

£97,501

£116,184

Total Budget

£96,253

£131,300

Overspend/(underspend)

£1,248

(£15,116)

 

The school takes a cautious approach to allocating the Pupil Premium funds. It does this as there is a very transient population which can dramatically affect the level of funding actually received compared to that budgeted at the start of the year.

On this basis the school reviews the level of Pupil Premium funding available after each termly budget review to ensure it will not dramatically over/under spend the allocation at the end of the financial year.

2013-2014 Spending of the Pupil Premium Allocation included:

  • A contribution towards the cost of additional teaching staff to enable children to be taught in smaller groups in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
  • A contribution towards the cost of additional Teaching Support Staff to lead specific targeted interventions for small groups of children or one-to-one support (including Social skills group, spelling support, Numicon)
  • A contribution towards confidence building and mentoring groups
  • A contribution to the Big Community Family Support worker
  • A contribution to attendance and behaviour monitoring systems
  • Enabling access to extended school provision such as school trips and breakfast club
  • Chess tuition to challenge more able pupils
  • Music and dance tuition
  • Increased after school clubs, including trampolining.

2014-2015 Plans for spending the Pupil Premium Allocation include:

  • A contribution towards the cost of additional teaching staff to enable children to be taught in smaller groups in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
  • A contribution towards the cost of a Speech and Language Therapist for one day per week to support children in Early Years, Key Stages 1 and  2
  • A contribution towards the cost of additional Teaching Support Staff to lead specific targeted interventions for small groups of children or one-to-one support (including Social skills group, spelling support, language support, maths focus groups)
  • A contribution towards the cost of a Family Support Worker to support parents, carers and children on specific issues
  • A contribution towards the provision of ICT equipment (iPads) to support activities in class
  • Music and dance tuition
  • Enabling access to extended school provision such as breakfast club, school trips and residential visits
  • Increased after school clubs, including fencing and archery.

 

Allocation of Funds:

The school takes a cautious approach to allocating the Pupil Premium funds. It does this as there is a very transient population which can dramatically affect the level of funding actually received compared to that budgeted at the start of the year.

On this basis the school reviews the level of Pupil Premium funding available after each termly budget review to ensure it will not dramatically over/under spend the allocation at the end of the financial year.

 

Measuring the Impact:

Attainment for pupils eligible for the pupil premium (2013-14)

Attainment  at Year 2 and Year 6

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

Above national expectation

30.5%

29.7%

19.4%

In line with national expectation and above

87.1%

71%

75.6%

Below national expectation

12.9%

29%

24.4%

  • Pupil Progress meetings half termly to identify overall progress of pupils.
  • Intervention records to identify effective provision.
  • Special Educational Needs reviews where appropriate.
  • Numbers of children attending after school clubs.

Reporting:

  • Report to parents on school website updated annually.