Tockwith

Church Of England Primary Academy

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Creativity. Friendship. Perseverance

The impact of the Pupil Premium Grants for 2015-2016

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 2015-16 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 2015-2016 is 18

The money we received was £23500

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.
  • TA to provide tailored specific support with ‘Closing the Gap’ pastoral interventions.
  • Training and increased TA time to support children including the provision of:
    • Fireworks
    • Worry Box
    • Talk about
  • The subsidy of school trips (including residentials) and the provision of extra -curricular activities.
  • School uniform subsidies
  • Home internet for a year for 4 children who do not have access.
  • Marvellous Me – reward and communication service between school and all communities. Allows for a more pictorial service to be offered
  • Training for Paired Reading.
  • Purchase of a year’s license of class tracker which tracks progress and attainment of FSM and other groups.
  • Phonics reading material aimed at boys. We constantly monitor the impact of this support through:
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  • 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.