Pupil Premium at Oakfield Primary School
What is Pupil Premium?
Since April 2012, schools have received funding to raise the educational attainment and improve the outcomes for disadvantaged children. This funding is known as ‘Pupil Premium’ and pupils who are eligible for this finding are identified in the following ways:
FSM (free school meals): Children entitled to free school meals
EVER 6: Pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) in the last six years.
Ever 3: Pupils who are the child of a member of Service Personnel in the last 3 years.
CiC: Pupils who have been in care for a minimum of six months.
Adopted children: Those children adopted from care
From April 2015 the annual payment for ‘Ever 6 children is £1320 per pupil, for ‘Children in Care’ it is £1900, for adopted children it is £1900 and for ‘Service Personnel’ children it is £300.
Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used this funding to support achievement for pupils from low income families and we are required to publish details about this spending on our website.
This will ensure that parents and others are made aware of the impact of the support and opportunities delivered as a result of the funding.
The 2015/16 Pupil Premium funding amounted to £45,460 for 41 pupils
The 2016/17 Pupil Premium funding is £48,382 for 39 pupils.
The 2017/18 Pupil Premium funding is £49,208 for 41 pupils.
How is Pupil Premium money used?
At Oakfield Primary School we believe that in order to maximise the impact of our Pupil Premium spending we need to:
- Believe in all our children’s ability to progress and achieve
- Focus on overcoming barriers to learning
- Support children in adopting good learning behaviours
- Involve all staff in the analysis of data
- Ensure all staff are aware of who the vulnerable children are
- Target underachievement at all levels.
Pupil premium funding at Oakfield is used in the following ways:
- Providing support for underachieving pupils
- Providing ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) time for individual pupils, both in the classroom and 1:1
- Running a Nurture group with trained leaders who regularly attend network meetings.
- Running parenting courses and providing family support
- Breakfast and After School Club care, where needed
- Supporting educational day trips and residential trips,
- Supporting extra cultural activities such as theatre trips
- Music lessons through the Hampshire Music Service
- Free school milk
- Literacy and maths interventions for pupils requiring additional support
We continue to track progress to ensure that support and intervention is making an impact on the child’s learning and as a result progress accelerated.
The school implements a wide range of targeted intervention programs dependent upon the needs of the child. These are all delivered by highly trained Teaching and Assistants. Some of the programs require further expertise for effective delivery and implementation. As a result, the school employs two ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support) workers, and we have a number of Higher Level Teaching Assistants who are specifically employed to work with groups of children, raising attainment and supporting learning. Some of the targeted intervention programs that are run are:
|INTERVENTION||DETAILS OF PROGRAMME|
|ELSA||Supporting the social, emotional and behavioural needs of the child in school.|
|Speech and language||Supporting children with identified speech and language difficulties.
|Time to Talk||A communication programme supporting speech, language and social skills.
|Nurture||Supporting the social, emotional and behavioural needs of the child in school.|
|Rapid Reading||Supporting children with reading skills where they need to apply their phonics and comprehension skills.|
|Paired reading||Peer reading programme
|Reading support||Guided reading support in groups and 1:1
|Rapid Phonics||Supporting children with their phonic knowledge and early reading skills.|
|Magic Maths||A levelled support program for those needing additional teaching in maths.|
|Toe by Toe||Supporting children with identified word/phonic and spelling difficulties.|
|Surgery sessions||A personalised program to support gaps or misconceptions in a subject.|
|Precision teaching||A 1:1 program for improving recall and memory for either maths or English through repetition|
How funding is spent and how its impact is measured
The school has a Pupil Premium strategy statement for each academic year which can be accessed via the website. This statement sets out clearly who the received funding for Pupil Premium is being used and how the impact of the spending will be seen. The previous year’s statement is evaluated and the effectiveness of the support is reflected upon and influences the next academic year’s allocated funding. This document is also published on the website.
What are the future plans for Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium Coordinator and The Senior Leadership team are committed to continuously evaluate the impact of pupil premium funding by:
- Ensuring personalised learning for all children
- Robustly monitoring children’s progress and attainment and identifying Barriers to Learning in order to target specific and personalised intervention programs
- Rapidly implementing appropriate intervention programmes for identified children and monitoring them to measure effectiveness and impact of intervention programs.
- Rapidly identifying and implementing alternative intervention if expected progress and attainment is not achieved.
- Providing opportunities for children through enrichment and extended school activities.
As a result of the above the leadership team will ensure that Pupil Premium children make good progress and strive to ensure that they perform at the very least, in line with their peers.