Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that provides extra funding for pupils from
disadvantaged backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their peers and that there is a strong link between eligibility for free school meals and underachievement. The Pupil Premium Grant is designed to help each school boost the attainment of disadvantaged children so that they achieve in line with their non-disadvantaged peers. 

The PPG is allocated to schools for pupils that are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FMS) or who have been eligible in the past 6 years (Ever6). The funding provided for 2016 – 17 is £1,320 per primary pupil.

The PPG is also paid for children whose parents serve in the armed forces. Schools with pupils who are recorded as an Ever 6 service child, or who are in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence,  will receive £300 per pupil.

Schools will also receive £2,300 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following: 

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

 

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £2,300 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go direct to their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. In Cornwall, part of this funding is allocated to schools with eligible children on a termly basis. Schools are also able to apply for additional funding by submitting personal education plans for eligible children.

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals, but has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above or is a child in care, they will attract the £2,300 rate only.

The number of pupils on roll at Lanner is currently 216, (233 including our Nursery aged pupils)

Currently 26.9 % of our pupils attract the Pupil Premium funding.

 

Financial Year 2016 - 17

For the financial year 2016 – 17 the PPG allocation was £77,560

 

Main Barriers to achievement

  • Lanner is a rural village in the heart of the post-industrial mining area of Redruth.
  • Low levels of self-esteem, aspiration, resilience and positive learning behaviours are some of the barriers caused by the effects on our families of unemployment, seasonal employment or zero hours contracts.
  • A high rate of young parents is also common in our locality.

 Intended Spend

  • The provision of additional Teaching Assistant support, effective in each year group, providing bespoke SEND support for small groups and individual pupils, focusing on the core skills.
  • A full time Learning Mentor is employed to support pupils with their Social Emotional and Mental Health, so they are better able to access their learning with resilience, self-reliance and improved esteem.
  • The PPG will be used to provide for additional financial support for families for resources, visits and activities.

 

Individual Pupil Support/ resources

£4,000

Learning Mentor - SEMH

£12,758

Teaching Assistants – SEND support and Core literacy/ numeracy catch-up

£52,242

Total

£69,000

Remaining Budget for Y5/ Y6 SATs booster/ out sourced individual interventions

£8,560

 

Impact 2016 - 17

 SATs Results 2017

Reading

PP

Reading

Non-PP

Maths

PP

Maths

Non-PP

Writing

PP

Writing

Non-PP

KS1 Achieving expected or above

50%

88%

50%

83%

38%

71%

KS2 Achieving expected or above

50%

76%

67%

62%

67%

76%

KS2 Progress measure

-6.25

-0.97

-4.14

-3.21

-1.73

-0.85

We are continually monitoring the quality of teaching and teaching assistant support in order to close the gap between the Pupil Premium children and those who do not receive PPG.

We regularly review interventions to provide more specific support across the school. Teaching Assistants have all taken part in a range of training in order to provide more focused support to pupils. CPD of Teaching Assistants is regularly reviewed and developed via our annual appraisal policy and as part of our fortnightly meeting schedule for Teaching Assistants. 

Attendance has continued to remain steady over the course of 2016 – 17 with a percentage of 95.1% being maintained by the end of the summer term 2017.

 

Financial Year 2017 - 18

For the financial year 2017 – 18 the PPG allocation is £66, 480.

Main Barriers to achievement

  • Lanner is a rural village in the heart of the post-industrial mining area of Redruth.
  • Low levels of self-esteem, aspiration, resilience and positive learning behaviours are some of the barriers caused by the effects on our families of unemployment, seasonal employment or zero hours contracts.
  • High rates of absence and persistent absence.
  • Limited life experiences.
  • Expertise of the parents to support children at home.

  Action / Intended Spend

  • Continued employment of a full-time Learning Mentor to support pupils with their social, emotional, mental health and behavioural needs, in order to address their barriers to learning, build their self-esteem and develop their resilience so that they are better able to access their learning.
  • Two Thrive Practitioners who will provide further 1:1 or small group support for those children who have more complex emotional needs.
  • The provision of Teaching Assistant time to provide support and intervention for individuals or groups of children who have been identified as underachieving.
  • The provision of additional financial support for families so that children can access resources and enrichment activities such as educational or residential visits.
  • Breakfast maths ‘booster’ sessions for PPG children in the autumn term.
  • Introduction of Lanner’s ’50 things to achieve before you leave’ – approach to providing a range of enrichment opportunities and experiences.
  • To work closely with the EWO to boost attendance rates.
  • Homework club offered to provide support in school.

 

Learning Mentor - SEMH

£12, 888

Thrive Practitioners

£21, 995

Teaching Assistants – SEND support and Core English / Maths intervention

£30, 672

Individual pupil / family financial support – visits / resources

£  2, 000

Total

 

£67, 555

 

Total PPG

£66, 480

 

 

School contribution to PPG

£ 1075

 

 

Measuring the Impact

We will measure the impact via our school’s progress measures and pupil tracking results for our PP pupils. Our use of PPG will be reviewed at the end of the spring term 2018 when setting our next financial year’s budget.