Pupil Premium at Coddington Primary School
What is Pupil Premium?
The Government has started a scheme named Pupil Premium. This Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll in January 2012 that are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last six years, also children who have been Looked After for more than 6 months and those children who are from Service families. . Since December 2013 this has now been extended to children who are post looked after children and are now adopted, part of a residential order or under special guardianship.
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 and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
What is the intended impact?
Pupil’s progress is closely tracked and monitored to ensure that the next stages of learning are catered for. A suitable intervention, consolidation work or next steps to learning program is then put in place. Once the individual pupil has met the age related or above target they should be able to access their learning at a much better rate.
How is it used?
Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for these pupils.
2017-2018 Pupil Premium Funding at Coddington Primary School
Total allocation = £75,550
We currently have 48 children who are eligible for this funding. Here at Coddington we have allocated this budget towards one to one teaching and small group sessions, as this is a proven effective way to tackle individual needs. This initiate is run and led by Mrs Fryer on a half termly rotational basis.
Additional funding has been spent on:
Catch up reading schemes.
Uplift in SENCo hours
Counseling for vulnerable children
Phonic booster sessions
Pre teaching math’s sessions
Small group and 1:1 lessons
Transition to secondary school and end of key stage support
2018-2019 Pupil Premium Funding at Coddington Primary School
Total allocation = £75,550
We currently have 55 children who are eligible for this funding.
At Coddington our attitude is to provide every child with high quality teaching and learning experiences.
We have a shared responsibility to raise aspirations for all our pupils. Here at Coddington we have allocated this budget towards:· extra-curricular activities targeted specifically to pupil premium children.
Our senior leadership team champion certain pupil premium children, in order to gain a fuller picture of each child and their strengths and areas for support.
Reporting to Parents
This is done on a formal and informal basis depending on parents preference. Most parents know their child’s provision within school and have contact with Mrs Fryer. Should you wish to ask questions or enquire about pupil premium you can do so on the following email firstname.lastname@example.org
Barriers to learning identified at Coddington Primary School
· Attachment disorder is regular with our pupils identified as PP.
· Lack of confidence/self esteem amongst children and families.
· Negative personal experiences outside of school with social care involvement.
· The behaviours of other children in the class and low level disruption
· Trauma or mental health of the pupil or their family members.
· Some family attitudes towards school life
· Underlying health needs
Measurement of success
Assessment remains the responsibility if the class teacher and is monitored and tracked by Pupil Premium Champion, Mrs Fryer who reports to the Senior Leadership team and Headteacher.
Provision maps are recorded every term to ensure the provisions in place are relevant and trackable. Parents are invited in for formal parents evening twice a year and informally once a year. Parents and Carers are encouraged to contact their class teacher if they have concerns and similarly the class teacher will contact parents if they are concerned progress is not being made.
Mrs Fryer is the Pupil Premium champion who can offer more support if it is felt necessary by parents/carers and class teachers.