All schools receive an annual allocation of funding for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals.

The school receives an annual allocation of funding for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals (FSM), children who are looked after (CLA) and children of service families.   This is explained in the school’s PUPIL PREMIUM POLICY.   The Governors and Staff decide what is the best way to spend that funding in order to achieve the maximum benefit for FSM Pupils, and indeed all pupils.

Download our Pupil Premium Policy here.

We review Pupil Premium spend annually.

Pupil Premium Allocation 2017 – 2018

Pupil Premium Statement

 

Pupil Premium Allocation 2016-2017 – £165,000

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is paid for children from low income families who are currently known to eligible for free school meals (FSM); children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the previous six years.

The Government believes that the PPG, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for FSM and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage, reaches the pupils who need it most.

Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit, but are held accountable for how the additional funding is used to support pupils from low income families.

At St Columba’s Pupil Premium is primarily used to support a variety of interventions, but is also used for additional resources and equipment.

Our Principles

  • We ensure that pupil premium funding is targeted to support those children entitled to Pupil Premium.
  • We use strategies that will effectively narrow the gap between Non FSM children and FSM children.
  • We use strategies and approaches which will raise attainment of FSM children.
  • We will have high expectations of all of our pupils regardless of pupil premium entitlement.
  • We recognise that in supporting FSM children strategies and approaches will benefit all children.
  • 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 ensure that Pupil Premium children are recognised by all within the school in a positive environment.
  • We are committed to tracking the progress of all vulnerable groups and recognise the importance of this with children entitled to Pupil Premium.
  • We are committed to keeping abreast of all new approaches and developments.
  • We will ensure best value for money.

This year school was allocated £165000. This is due to the fact that this school has a large percentage of pupil premium children.

Use Strategy Amount Anticipated Outcomes
Additional Teaching Staff

VO out of class 3 days/RV Thurs morn/ HT 3 hrs a week between Christmas and May

Additional Teacher Support in Maths and Literacy for Upper Juniors. £42,000 Raise standards in Reading, Writing and Maths to improve achievement
Specialist Teaching Assistants

DC pm/EC/ BM/DD pm

Teaching Assistant Support/ Intervention/Daily Readers Literacy & Numeracy 1-1 and Booster Classes/ Speech and Language/ SPLD £35,000 Raise standards in Reading, Writing and Maths to improve achievement
SEN SLA Small Group Intervention £4,500 Improved achievement
Learning Mentor Improving well-being, behaviour, attendance and punctuality £15,000 Improved achievement, behaviour, attendance and punctuality
Parent Mentor Improving parental engagement, support and guide well being £22,000 Improved pupil achievement, behaviour, attendance and punctuality
Inclusion SLA Improving wellbeing, behaviour, attendance and punctuality £3000 Improved achievement, behaviour, attendance and punctuality
Educational Psychologist Improving well-being, behaviour, attendance and punctuality £5000 Improved achievement, behaviour, attendance and punctuality
Educational Visits/Visitors and opportunities Improving life experiences and life skills.

Subsidise class trips/ residential trip/Extra-Curricular Clubs/Breakfast Club/Uniform

£10,000 Improved achievement and behaviour
Attendance Awards To encourage and celebrate the need to be in school. Various trips and rewards to classes and individuals that highlight the importance of attendance. £500 Improved attendance parents/families awareness of benefit to full attendance
Maths Interventions Provide training and resources for staff so they can deliver Maths interventions to those children not at age related expectations, enabling them to close the gap with their peers. £2500 Improved attainment, knowledge and understanding
ICT Resources Improving Lit/Numeracy skills.

Improve   homework opportunities.

£6,500 Improved attainment and engagement.
Themed weeks Provide enriched and diverse learning opportunities and experiences. £2600 Enhanced experiences for the children in order to improve knowledge and understanding of living in a diverse society.
Breakfast Club

CU and SW/DE

Provide daily nutrition and quality socialisation. £6000 Improved attendance and readiness to learn.
Uniform/Shoes/transport Ensure inclusion and acceptance for all.

Improving attendance and punctuality

£5000 Improved achievement, attendance and behaviour
Specialist music tuition Provide enrichment opportunities to explore potential. £5,400 Improved opportunities.
Total £165000

 

2015/16 Impact

We measure the impact of Pupil Premium, primarily by the standard the Year 6 children achieve in the KS2 SATS tests.  See below:

Reading GPS Maths Writing Combined
Achieving the EXPECTED level
Pupil Premium (22) 18.2% (4) 36.4% (8) 31.8% (7) 31.8% (7) 18.2% (4)
Non Pupil Premium (8) 62.5% ( 5) 62.5% ( 5) 37.5% (3) 75% ( 6) 37.5% (3)
  • It should be noted that due to the high percentage of Pupil Premium children, the % is skewed. Looking solely at actual numbers of children, the attainment is relatively even, in GPS and Maths there are more Pupil Premium children that Non Pupil Premium children achieving the standard.
  • 2 Pupil Premium children achieved Greater Depth in Reading, 1 in Maths and 1 in GPS

 

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2015/16