Pupil Premium

Financial Year

Amount of Pupil Premium funding

2017/2018

£65,560

 

2017 /2018

Numbers of Pupil Premium pupils

48

Number of LAC eligible for Pupil Premium or children in Armed Services Families.

3 ( 2 LAC/1 ASF)

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.

If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after for at least 6 months (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget.

This is expected to rise each year until at least 2015.

Towers Infant School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps.

Towers Infant School actively promotes equality of opportunity for all staff, governors, pupils and parents, creating a harmonious learning community where all can succeed.

We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximize progress.
Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes two identified governors having responsibility for Pupil Premium, the Assistant Headteacher leading the development plan and a coordinated strategic leadership approach to implementing plans. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.

Key Priority

To narrow the attainment gap of those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding

What do we expect to see:

Targeting additional support strategies which results in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to have full access to our curriculum and all extra - curricular experiences.

All students in the target group who are currently underperforming because the impact of their disadvantaged background will make improved progress leading to diminishing the difference in attainment.

Focus

What this looks like…

Targeted pupils

Cost from Pupil Premium funding

Monitored by

Impact

Additional Teaching Assistant Support

Support in class for all year groups from trained Teaching Assistants, supporting reading, maths and literacy and interventions in all phases.

All years

20000

HOS, AHT and Inclusion

Targeted support and interventions have diminished the difference in attainment of our PP pupils vs non PP pupils.

Curriculum resources

Staffing cost, training and additional resources to develop reading skills.

All years

500

AHT & Assessment leader

Improved reading skills and confidence.

Improve attainment and progress.

One to one support for precision teaching, Lego therapy and colour semantics.

Plus One Programme, Colour Semantics, Precision Teaching, Lego Therapy etc.

All years

30000

Curriculum leaders, Inclusion

Targeted support and interventions have diminished the difference in attainment of our PP pupils vs non PP pupils.

Almost all targeted learners make better than expected progress.

Home School Support Worker

Support from the HSSW to work with families and children whose academic progress is impacted by poor attendance, mental health issues and other concerns such as long term illness, family break ups, bereavement etc

All years

6000

HOS, AHT, Home School Support Worker, Inclusion

Increased parental support for child’s learning.

Stronger personal and social skills.

Improvement in attendance/ punctuality.

Increase in communication skills.

Midday provision for social interaction

Groups of pupils work with support staff to overcome social interaction and language barriers.

All years

4700

AHT, Home School Support Worker, Inclusion

Stronger personal and social skills.

Increase in communication skills.

Financial Support / Clubs & Activities

We offer some financial support to students of low income families for uniform, wraparound care, curriculum based visits and extracurricular/ holiday clubs.

Parents

1860

HOS

Extended care and support is made available for those children who are in need.

Provision will be available for low income/ vulnerable learners to help to improve their wellbeing.

Speech & Language Support

Groups of pupils work with a teacher or support staff to overcome specific barriers, including specific learning difficulties and speech and language interventions.

All years

4400

Inclusion Manager

Accelerate progress and improve attainment.

Trips – including Year 6 residential

To allow Pupil Premium children access to enrichment

All years

3000

HOS, AHT and Inclusion

Improved self-esteem and access to wider learning activities.

Data

Key Stage 2

Expected Standard

2017

All pupils

2017

Disadvantaged pupils

Difference 2017

(All pupils vs PP pupils)

2018

All pupils

2018

Disadvantaged pupils

Difference 2018

(All pupils vs PP pupils)

R,W,M combined

85

67

-18

67

73

+6

Reading

90

67

-23

80

91

+9

Writing

92

75

-17

81

91

+10

Maths

88

75

-13

75

73

-2

Key Stage 2

Higher Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

R,W,M combined

15

0

-15

14

0

-14

Reading

31

25

-6

33

18

-15

Writing

17

0

-17

19

9

-10

Maths

39

17

-22

25

0

-25