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.
2018-2019 Pupil Premium Funding at Coddington Primary School
Total allocation = £75,550
Here at Coddington we have previously 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:
An uplift in SENCo hours, counselling for vulnerable children, intervention groups, precision teaching and pastoral support
2019 – 2020 Pupil Premium Funding at Coddington Primary School
Total allocation = £69,400
We currently have 47 children who are eligible for this funding.
At Coddington our aim 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 the PP budget towards supporting and enhancing the learning experiences targeted specifically towards pupil premium children.
- The appointment of a designated Pupil Premium Champion (Miss Quirk) to liaise closely with staff to monitor and deliver the most appropriate support for each child
- A qualified ELSA (emotional literacy support assistant) to support vulnerable learners with their emotions and well-being
- Small group or individual support for any children who are vulnerable or at risk
- Catch up reading schemes
- Fun Fit
- Counselling for vulnerable children via Therapeutic Conversations or Emotions Games
- Phonic booster sessions
- TT rock stars & num bots sessions
- Pre teaching
- Pastoral support
- Precision teaching
- Extra transition package to secondary school and end of key stage support
- Hub Club – a lunchtime club designed to offer alternative playtime provision with structured activities
Reporting to Parents/Carers
This is done on a formal and informal basis depending on parent’s preference. Teacher’s work closely alongside the PP lead to discuss provision and progress. Most parents/carers are up to date with their child’s provision within school as a result of on-going dialogue, primarily with the class teacher. Should parents/carers require further information about pupil premium they can do so by contacting the school office or speaking directly to Miss Quirk.
Barriers to learning identified at Coddington Primary School
- Attachment disorder is regular with our pupils identified as PP.
- Low confidence/self esteem amongst PP learners and their families.
- Negative personal experiences outside of school with social care
Trauma or mental health of the pupil or their family members.
- Parental engagement for some families
- The behaviours of other children in the class and low level disruption
- Gaps in knowledge & skills in both maths and English
Low level of understanding of own emotional needs and strategies to deal with emotions effectively
Measurement of success
At Coddington, we value the importance of pupil voice. Whenever it is most appropriate, Miss Quirk will evaluate the impact of PP interventions with the learner’s themselves. This may be at the end of a specific session or over a more extended input such as half termly.
Assessment is a collaborative approach but remains the responsibility of the class teacher. Class teachers discuss termly assessments with Miss Quirk who in turn reviews the data alongside the Senior Leadership/Headship team.
Provision maps are recorded every term to ensure the provisions in place are relevant and measurable. Parents/carers 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 that the expected levels of progress are not being made.
Miss Quirk is the Pupil Premium champion who can offer more support if it is felt necessary by parents/carers and class teachers. (firstname.lastname@example.org)