If so please see the PDF below for more information.
Additional monies are given to schools to by the Government to support Disadvantaged Pupils. This money is linked to eligible pupils and given to the school they attend. It is distributed in addition to the school's budget. Decisions for allocation of this money link to deprivation indicators such as Free School Meals. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
*From 2012-13, the criteria for allocating funding changed slightly and included pupils who have been in receipt of free school meals at any point in the last 6 years — increasing our numbers of eligible pupils.
*From 2014 we also receive money for children who are in the care of the local authority of who have been adopted, hence the increase.
At Audlem St James C.E. Primary we strive to meet the individual needs of each pupil. We recognise that some pupils need additional support to achieve their full potential, others need challenge and extension. We tightly track the progress of our disadvantaged children. Based on data analysis, where we feel a child's progress could be further enhanced by one to one support, we ensure this happens. This is sometimes through the allocation of additional teaching hours and sometimes through additional teaching assistant hours, depending on the child's needs.
Funding has been used to:
Progress has been made in 'narrowing the gap', which is monitored through Standards Meetings every half term and evidenced to parents in reports. We strive to meet the individual needs of each pupil in school. Just as with all our pupils, we recognise that some pupils need additional support to achieve their full potential, others need challenge and extension. Some children are making strong progress without the need for additional support / opportunities. We therefore use our Disadvantaged Pupil's money to enable us to increase our provision, to ensure that each child's needs are fully met.
At each half termly Standards Meeting, we look at the individual progress of children for whom we are in receipt of Disadvantaged Pupils' money, separately to the progress of other groups of children. Some of these children are making good or outstanding progress compared to their peers. Some children receiving Disadvantaged Funding are making less progress than their peers. In these cases we look at how we can use additional funding to meet their needs and agree actions.
Progress is measured using a points system. We expect children to make an average of at least 3 points each year, which equates to around 1 point progress on average each term.
There were 23 children eligible for this funding in 2015/16. Five children are on our SENd register and currently have an individual Pupil Passport to meet their needs. These children also have specific case studies tracking smaller step progress matched to their needs.
The average progress in T points for Disadvantaged Pupils from September 2015 to July 2016 was:
|Progress of PP children||3.8||3.8||3.9|
|Progress of cohort||3.8||3.7||3.7|
|Gap in progress||0||+0.1||+0.2|
All gaps are either positive or there is no gap when looked at as a whole school. Whole School Disadvantaged Expected/More than expected Progress = 82% in Reading, Writing and Maths.
In addition to these children we tracked 25 vulnerable children throughout the year and these children benefited from a range of interventions and support as part of our use of Pupil Premium. The average progress in T points for tracked vulnerable pupils from September 2015 to July 2016 was:
|Progress of tracked vulnerable children||3.9||3.9||3.8|
|Progress of cohort||3.8||3.7||3.7|
|Gap in progress||+0.1||+0.2||+0.1|
Click on the attached pdf document under the picture to read the full HT report to Governors for 2015/16.
We will continue to focus on bespoke interventions and support for our Disadvantaged Pupils in 2016/17. To target this we will:
Please see the attached PDF file for more information regarding our spending for 2016/17.
If your child does not currently have Free School Meals, but you feel they may be eligible, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, the school could still claim Pupil Premium Funding which could be used to help your child.