St. Andrew's Church of England Methodist Primary School

St. Andrew’s
Church of EnglandMethodist Primary School

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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are known to be eligible for free school meals. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.

Why has it been introduced?

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 by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium and the impact it is having.

How do we raise Attainment and Achievement for all pupils?

  • At St Andrew’s we organise teaching and learning to meet the needs of all children in the best way possible so every child has an equal opportunity to reach their full potential.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
  • We understand the importance of ensuring that all day to day teaching meets the needs of each learner.
  • We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free schools meals.  We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium Funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • We will allocate Pupil Premium Funding after a needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals; focusing on individual need.
  • Equally we focus on nurturing children to have a positive attitude about them as a learner and increasing their self-belief and esteem through targeted groups.
  • We use internal and attainment and achievement data to check whether interventions or techniques are working and adapt teaching and learning accordingly.
  • We offer enriching experiences by funding extra curriculum activities both within and outside school.
  • We provide children's basic need by purchasing uniform and P.E kits.

How are we spending the funding successfully to maximise achievement?

Provision for 2021/2022 Pupil Premium Funding: £13,450 (this does not include LAC or Children adopted from care)

What impact have these measures had on our children?

  • We use Pupil Premium to support our very small proportion of disadvantaged children across a range of needs and abilities. As each class has only one or two children entitled to this support, to give the data on the specific impact of this support would enable these children to be identified.

In 2018-19 Y6 Pupil Premium children, excluding 1 SEN pupil, had a scaled score in Reading of 103.  The average for the class was 108.

The 2018-19 Y6 Pupil Premium children, excluding 1 SEN pupil had a scaled score of 113.  The average for the class was 109.

In 2018-19 Reading has been our priority in school.  In Y6 Pupil Premium children, excluding SEN children, made better than expected progress against non-Pupil Premium Y6 pupils.  Pupil Premium children made 4.5 points progress in Reading compared to non-Pupil Premium children who made 3.3 points progress. The expected progress would be 3 points.

This does not include the results from 2019-20 or 2020- 21, data is not available due to the Pandemic.

Planned expenditure for 2021-22

This is a provisional expenditure plan, not yet ratified by the Governors.

 See Strategy Statement 2019/2020 by clicking here 

See Strategy Statement 2018/2019 by clicking here

 What impact have these measures had on our children?

  • As each class has only one or two children entitled to this support, giving data on the specific impact of this support would enable these children to be identified.
  • We use Pupil Premium to support our very small number of disadvantaged children across a range of needs and abilities. 

How do we monitor the effective provision through pupil premium funding?

  • Target groups highlighted within regular school monitoring processes such as progress data and attendance data.
  • Progress data analysed and shared.
  • Monitoring of interventions and support recorded so they are allocated fairly.
  • Headteacher’s reports to Curriculum Committee and Full Governors.

 How do I know if my child is entitled to Pupil premium funding?

  • Please contact school if you think your child may be entitled to support through the Pupil Premium, this includes children who are adopted. All enquires will be treated in the strictest confidence.  For more details on the pupil premium please visit : http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium