Pupil Premium

Funding to support pupils from low income families who are eligible for free school meals. Schools have received this funding since April 2011.

However, at the same time as giving us this ‘new’ funding, other funding streams were reduced or stopped and, therefore, schools did not really see this as ‘extra’ funding.

New regulations, nevertheless, require all schools to publish on our school websites the amount of the school’s allocation for Pupil Premium grant in respect of the current financial year, details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent, details of how the previous academic years’ allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.

We at Hacton have used this funding to support the teaching, learning and progress of ‘vulnerable’ pupils.

2014-15

For the 2014-15 financial year, the school’s allocation for Pupil Premium has been increased to £95,500. The funding has, and will continue to be spent to support ‘vulnerable/FSM’ pupils in the following ways:

  • £28,000 Teacher employed 2-3 days per week through summer term 2014 and full time throughout the
 remainder of the autumn term 2014 and spring term 2015.

  • £20,300 Targeted interventions by Teaching Assistants to accelerate the progress of Pupil Premium pupils.

  • £12,430 Two Teaching Assistants employed to support Pupil Premium pupils with phonics, reading, reading comprehension and maths in KS1 and KS2.

  • £2,000 Targeted speech and language support for ‘vulnerable/FSM’ Pupil Premium pupils.

  • £10,000 Teacher-led intervention and booster revision sessions for ‘vulnerable/FSM’ pupils in KS1 and KS2 following pupil progress meetings to target the needs of Pupil Premium pupils.

  • £4,500 Guided reading resources to motivate and engage Pupil Premium pupils, and to accelerate progress.

  • £3,500 Funding to allow Pupil Premium pupils to attend holiday dub, go on school visits, have music tuition and see a West End performance.

  • £1,500 Early literacy support for EYFS Pupil Premium pupils.

  • £8,000 SENCo support for ‘vulnerable/FSM’ Pupil Premium pupils in literacy and maths (three Y6 maths sets and one Y2 writing set per week).

  • £2,000 Booster revision sessions run prior to school and in school time, for targeted Pupil Premium pupils in Y6 in Mathematics, Reading, Wnting and SPAG.

  • £1,500 To facilitate extra curricular clubs that 'vulnerable / Pupil Premium' pupils wanted to attend during lunchtimes and after school.

Impact 2014-15

The impact of the above actions in giving extra support and targeted teaching to our vulnerable / Pupil Premium pupils is that their progress has been significantly accelerated during the course of the year.

Hacton Primary School received one of the DFE's Pupil Premium Awards in December 2014 for being one of the most improved schools in the country in terms of the attainment and progress of our disadvantaged pupils since 2011.

Pupil Premium pupils also attend the full range of extra curricular clubs the school offers and the number of clubs offered has been increased to cater for the pupils needs. Resources have also been purchased to facilitate vulnerable pupils' learning at school and at home and funding has ensured these pupils have the opportunities of curricular enrichment through normal and specially arranged school visits, as well as attending holiday clubs during the holidays.

2015/16

For the 2015-16 financial year, the school's allocation for Pupil Premium has decreased slightly to £94,300. The funding has, and will continue to be, spent to support ‘vulnerable/FSM’ pupils in the following ways:

  • £40,000 Teacher employed 4 days per week throughout the 2015-16 academic year to teach targeted personalised literacy and maths interventions to accelerate the progress of Pupil Premium pupils.

  • £12,300 Two Teaching Assistants employed to support Pupil Premium pupils with phonics, reading, reading comprehension and maths in KS1 and KS2.

  • £2,000 Targeted speech and language support for ‘vulnerable/FSM’ Pupil Premium pupils.

  • £20,000 Targeted interventions by Teaching Assistants to accelerate the progress of Pupil. Premium pupils.

  • £8,000 SENCo support for ‘vulnerable/FSM’ Pupil Premium pupils in literacy and maths.

  • £2,000 Booster Revision run prior to school and in school time, for targeted Pupil Premium pupils in Y6 in Mathematics, Reading, Wnting and SPAG.

  • £6,000 Funding to allow Pupil Premium pupils to attend extra curricular clubs, holiday clubs, go on school visits, have music tuition, etc.

  • £2,000 Early literacy support for EYFS Pupil Premium pupils.

  • £2,000 Learning Resources.

It is anticipated that the impact of the extra support and targeted teaching given to our ‘vulnerable/FSM’ pupils will accelerate the progress that these pupils make.

Impact 2015/16

The impact of the above actions in giving extra support and targeted teaching to our vulnerable / Pupil Premium pupils is, again, that progress has been significantly accelerated during the course of the year.

Progress measures and attainment of Pupil Premium pupils at Hacton Primary School were significantly better and higher than not only Pupil Premium Pupils' nationally in 2015/16, but also all pupils overall nationally.

As in previous years, Pupil Premium pupils also attended the full range of extra curricular clubs on offer, which again have been altered and increased to cater for pupils needs. Funding has also been used to ensure these pupils have the opportunities of curricular enrichment through normal and specially arranged school visits, as well as attending holiday clubs.

2016/17

For the 2016/17 financial year the schools allocation for Pupil Premium was £89,600, a slight decrease from 2015/16. The funding has and will continue to be spent to support ‘vulnerable/FSM’ pupils to achieve the very best they can. Money has been spent in the following ways:

  • £41,900 Teacher employed 4 days a week throughout the 2016/17 academic year to teach targeted personalised literacy and maths interventions to accelerate the progress of Pupil Premium pupils.
  • £18,000 Targeted interventions by teaching assistants to support and accelerate the progress of Pupil Premium pupils.
  • £7,500 Funding to allow Pupil Premium pupils to attend extra curricular clubs, breakfast and after school clubs, holiday clubs, go on school visits, have music tuition etc.
  • £6,200 For learning resources to facilitate Pupil Premium pupils progress, e.g. ipads, new apps, SENS resources, new reading books.
  • £2,000 Booster revision classes run prior to school, after school and in school time for targeted Pupil Premium pupils in Year 6 in reading, writing, SPAG and mathematics.
  • £2,500 Targeted speech and language therapy support for ‘vulnerable/FSM’ Pupil Premium pupils.
  • £2,000 Targeted support from a ‘home school’ worker for ‘vulnerable/FSM’ pupils and families.
  • £9,500 SENCO and teaching assistant support for Pupil Premium/FSM pupils to accelerate their progress in phonics, reading, reading comprehension, writing and mathematics in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

It is anticipated that the impact of the extra support and targeted teaching given to these pupils will accelerate the progress they make.