2015-16

Pupil Premium 2015-16

The Gateway Primary Free School’s Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 

Report to Parents 2015 - 2016 Pupils on roll and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 

 

Numbers of pupils on roll 

534 

Number of pupils eligible for PPG 

229 

Amount of PPG received per pupil 

£1320 

Total amount of PPG received 

£302,280 


In 2011-2012 The Government launched its' Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). Money is also available for children who are in care. From 2012-2013 it was expanded to include all children, who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years. It has also been expanded to include children of members of the armed forces. At present we are receiving funding for approximately 50% of pupils. Pupil Premium 

This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. 

If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school’s office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child. We also assure parents that all matters regarding use of the Special Fund are treated with discretion and in confidence. 

For more details on the Pupil Premium, please visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium 

Principles 

  • We aim to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the individualised needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

Monitoring 

The progress of children receiving PPG is rigorously monitored through regular Progress Meetings with Senior Leadership Team members/ Class Teachers/ Governors and the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator). Additionally, lesson observations and work scrutinies are carried out half termly where Pupil Premium children are monitored. 

Expenditure
(Figures quoted are approximate)

Aim

Impact

Safeguarding and Family Liaison (including attendance initiatives) £30000

To keep children safe at all times and to promote emotional well-being.

Children are supported to ensure that good attitudes to learning are established and sustained and thus standards rise.

4 learning support Assistants £56000

Small groups are identified at Pupil Progress meetings and teachers’ assessments. Targeted interventions are put into place.

So that standards for PPI children make accelerated progress. E.g. Pupils entering Year 6 2014 only 8% were on track in writing. On leaving Year 6 2015 69% of children achieved the national standard.

Inclusion and Well-Being Team (including Lunchtime Social Learning Assistants) £124000

To enhance the positive behavioural systems.

Reduction in negative behaviour such as fighting, bullying. Enabling children to resolve conflict in a safe and controlled environment.

Nurture Provision (including Speech and Language) £45000

To ensure that children overcome a range of barriers to learning so that they are able to access a balanced curriculum.

On exiting the nurture provision children are able to access the curriculum and affording a greater chance of meeting age related expectations.

School Trips and Events £3012

To ensure that children have an entitlement to the whole school curriculum.

Children have a wealth of experiential learning to promote rapid academic and social progress.

Free School Milk £900

To ensure children have a wider understanding of the schools healthy eating program

Children have a daily allowance of protein and nutrients to assist part of the healthy diet.

Staff Training £3000

RWI

Targeted 1:1 phonics intervention and storybooks for children to take home.

Children receive the latest developments in teaching thus making progress and raising standards in achievement and progress.

Swimming Subsidy £2000

To ensure children have the opportunity to learn to swim regardless of financial situation.

Children are kept active and healthy and have a greater understanding of water safety.

Out of School Provision Including Clubs and Child Care and Walking Bus Facilities £20000

To provide a broad and balanced curriculum.

To develop new skills, promote health and wellbeing and develop independence in choice of learning.

ICT Support £18368

To ensure children have a wider understanding of the use of technology including IPADS

To develop new skills in using information technology.