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Pupil Premium Funding

Introductory Statement

 

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

 

In most cases, the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

 

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  However, they will be held accountable in how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.  New measures are included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived covered by the Pupil Premium.  From September 2012, the Government required schools to publish online information about how they have used the premium. This ensures that parents and all other interested parties are made fully aware of the attainment for this group of pupils.

 

Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium, for each child who is currently eligible for Free School Meals or has been eligible for Free School Meals within the last six years (FSM 6 Ever)

We are committed to improving outcomes for all pupils at Gascoigne Primary School and work tirelessly to ensure that happens.  We believe in providing an education that not only ensures that each pupil achieves their best academically but also one that prepares them for their next stage of education.  We value the development of self-respect and respect for others, enabling children to enjoy learning and developing skills for life.

 

Pupil Premium Statement 2015-16

Gascoigne Primary School is situated in the borough of Barking and Dagenham; it is a borough of high social deprivation. In January 2015, 464 children were on roll from Reception to Year 6.

We are committed to improving outcomes for all pupils at Gascoigne Primary School and work tirelessly to ensure that happens. We believe in providing an education that not only ensures that each pupil achieves their best academically but also pupils who are prepared for the next phase of their lives in society. We value the development of self-respect and respect for others, enabling children to enjoy learning and developing skills for life.

 

Overview of the School 2015-16

Total number of pupils on Role

 (not including nursery)

1072

Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant

464 (45%)

Amount of Pupil Premium Grant received per pupil

£1,320

Total amount of Pupil Premium grant received

(including pupils who have accessed FSM within last 6 years)

£612,480

Total number of pupils eligible for LAC Pupil Premium Grant

1

 

Amount of LAC Pupil Premium Grant received per pupil

£1,900

Total amount of Pupil Premium grant received for Early Years

£3,112

 

Provision for 2015-16

Item/ Project

Cost

Objective

One to One tuition in English and Maths (TA)

£35,268

 

One to One targeted support in English and Maths

Increased confidence (discussion).

Attendance/Admission Officer 0.5 FTE

£11,239

To support overall Admission process.

Teaching and Learning Advocates

(1:10 ratios)

5 members of staff

£102,165

Programme of revision for SATS. 

 

Delivery of Phonics Count programme.

 

To tailor and deliver programmes which meet the therapeutic needs of identified pupils.

 

Specialist Music support

2 staff members

£80,195

To identify musical interest for pupils and develop skills within these instruments and all other activity support.

Learning Mentors

£23,798

To provide support to vulnerable / SEMH pupils

Speech, Language & Communication worker

£15,000

To develop language skills for pupils with associated needs.

Reading and writing support

2 staff members

£36,169

Parents are able to support their children at school

Positive relationships are built and fostered within the school community.

Training

£10,000

Reading progress from year Y1 to Y6.

Y1 Phonics screening.

Family Liaison Practitioner

£26,416

To provide support to vulnerable families.

Inclusion Team and support

2 staff members

£36,169

To support/intervention for pupils to address underachievement.

 

Nurture Group Team

£57,798

1 Lead + 1 assistant to support the targeted children and reduce exclusions.

Uniform subsidy

£5,000

Reducing overall price/helping out those that need it/ 100% uniform compliance.

School Dinners subsidy

£2,000

Non-payment/visitors/hungry children/ poor pack lunching/ helping out family.

Attendance awards

£500

To support FSM pupils attendance.

Theatre Visits & Pantomimes

£500

Enhanced cultural experiences.

Milk provision

£20,000

To ensure children have access to fresh milk daily.

After school club subsidy

£1,500

Increased confidence of children. Participation of selected children (FSM).

Swimming

£2,000

Support healthy lifestyle and increased confidence of children.

Coach trips

£500

Reducing overall price/helping out those that need it.

Improvements in the EYSF outdoor

£20,000

Children achieving Good Level of Development.

Breakfast booster lessons

£500

Small group targeted support for year 6.

1:1 intensive Phonics support

2 staff members

£36,169

100% children with 1:1 intensive phonics support.

PPA Teachers and Extra support

£44,594

Team teaching and planning.

 

Modelling lessons and opportunities to share good practice.

 

Targeted CPD.

Providing targeted support.

 

Increased Attainment in English and Maths (Assessment data)

 

Year 1 to 3 who have greatest difficulties with Reading. The Phonics Counts teacher uses their specialist knowledge to support colleagues and parents.

 

Targeted, individualised intervention to support attainment/progress in literacy and numeracy

 

Progress for FSM pupils in Reading, Writing and Science

 

Additional Resources

£45,000

To enrich the reading curriculum

 

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17

Pupil Premium Statement 2015-16

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