Did you know that your child may be entitled to additional Pupil Premium funding if you receive one of the following benefits:
This money is paid directly to school and can then be used to help your child with their learning.
If you are unsure if you can claim, please follow the link below, if you are unsure about completing this or need access to a computer, please pop in to school and we can help. Ask for Mrs Humphris.
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and those children in local authority care. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than others. For example, national figures show that 11 year olds who are eligible for Free School Meals are around twice as likely not to achieve Level 4 in Maths and English as other 11 year olds.
Where does the money come from?
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals, whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and children who have been looked after in local authority care continuously for more than six months.
The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help schools to provide targeted support for vulnerable children- not necessarily just children who qualify for FSM.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools…. is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” (Source – DfE website)
The funding is therefore given to schools to spend as they think best, although there is a requirement to publish online how this money is spent.
For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit: www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium
Pupil Premium at King’s Sutton Primary Academy
At KSPA, we are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We track the achievement of every child on a regular basis and do all we can to make sure each child achieves their potential. We also have a duty to ensure that no group of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin or family income or background.
As a school we value the relationships we have with our parents and appreciate how closely they work with us to ensure the children receive the best care and support. Our aim is to ensure that all children who are entitled to receive Pupil Premium funding are given additional support within subject areas and also support in other areas to enrich their time here at KSPA. There are several areas in which we as a school can use the funds to help our children, such as; school uniform, school meals, swimming lessons, music lessons, after school clubs, Wraparound Care, school visits, residential visits, resources and staffing.
Children in the majority of year groups learn in classes where the staff team includes a teacher and a shared member of the support staff. Children are familiar with working in groups of different sizes, at different times of the day, with different adults. Children of all abilities have the opportunity to work on a 1:1 basis or in a small group with an adult. Within this type of organisation, we do strive to give children extra support when they need it.
The Pupil Premium funding has allowed us to continue and extend what we already do - to monitor children’s progress and to give additional support when required. Children are certainly not singled out or stigmatised for getting some extra attention and we would never label a child in front of other children for receiving free school meals or being in care.
Our school's allocation for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) 2017/18 is £19,500.00
This funding will focus on the provision and implementation of individual and small group support in reading, writing and maths and the extension of first hand experiences in order to support, enhance and develop learning across the curriculum.
In 2016/17 our Pupil Premium money was allocated in the followings ways;
Targeted support – additional Teacher Assistant time provides opportunities for teachers to plan effective interventions for groups and individuals.
Extended school support, providing residential visits, subsidised educational visits and subsidised uniform. This raises self-esteem and confidence to ensure access to curriculum enrichment.
Provision of one to one tuition to booster individual support in both Literacy and Maths.
In the end of year assessments carried out in July 2017, our Pupil Premium Children’s results were in line with the Non-Pupil Premium Children in Reading (75% of children making at least Expected Progress and 25% making Better than Expected Progress) and in line with our Non-Pupil Premium Children in Writing (75% of children making at least Expected Progress). In Maths 60% of Pupil Premium children made at least Expected Progress which again was in line with the Non Pupil Premium children.
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