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.
We review Pupil Premium spend annually.
Pupil Premium Allocation 2023 – 2024 (Published Oct 2023)
Pupil Premium Allocation 2021 – 2024 (Published Oct 2022)
Pupil Premium Allocation 2021 – 2024 (Published Dec 2021)
Pupil Premium Allocation 2021 – 2024 (Published Oct 2021)
Pupil Premium Allocation 2020 – 2021
Pupil Premium Allocation 2019 – 2020
Pupil Premium Allocation 2018 – 2019
Pupil Premium Allocation 2017 – 2018
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.
- 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.
|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.|
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.|
We measure the impact of Pupil Premium, primarily by the standard the Year 6 children achieve in the KS2 SATS tests. See below:
|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)|