Tockwith

Church Of England Primary Academy

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Creativity. Friendship. Perseverance

Pupil Premium 2014/2015

 

Use of Pupil Premium 2014-2015

 

Background

  • The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
  • The level of the premium in 2014-15 is £1300 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) based on the January 2012 Census and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months.
  • In 2013-14 eligibility for the Pupil Premium will be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
  • Funding is also available for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (£1,900)  and children who come from Services families (£300 ever 4)

 

 Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they believe will best support the raising of attainment and help overcome barriers to learning for the most  vulnerable pupils.

Since September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

The number of children eligible for Free School Meals in 2014-2015 is 15

The money we received was £19500

Inclusion in all school activities is paramount to support pupil development.

The support offered includes:

 

  • Enhanced staffing: TAs (Teaching Assistants) to keep ratios low and support children with additional needs as well as gifted and talented children. Greater focus on interventions to support learning.
  • Maths Factor purchased
  • Training and increased TA time to support children including the provision of:

o    1st Class@maths

o    Success@arithmetic

o    Phonics support

  • The subsidy of school trips (including residentials) and the provision of extra -curricular activities.
  • Purchase of a year license of Mathletics
  • 5 minute intervention boxes
  • Reading Interventions
  • Purchase of a year’s license of class tracker which tracks progress and attainment of FSM and other groups.

 

We constantly monitor the impact of this support through:

  • Termly assessments, tracking the children to ensure progress is maintained
  • Termly discussions with staff & TAs and Parent consultation evenings to evaluate the growth of confidence and self-esteem in the classroom.