Pupil premium was first introduced in 2011 and is allocated to schools to allow them to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. It is specific funding for children from low-income families who were or are eligible or received free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
Last year, 2016 – 2017, Bredenbury Primary School received £ 12,480 allocated as Pupil Premium.
The funding was used in the following ways:
- To train all staff, in order that they are better able to meet the needs of individual pupils. Last year the focus for this was Science.
- To purchase resources to enable interventions to be run effectively.
- To release curriculum co-ordinators to regularly work with individual and small groups of pupils to raise standards. The funding allowed us to purchase additional teaching time to do this.
- To provide extra teaching time for groups of pupils who would benefit from extra support. (These included gifted/talented pupils,. Those who had ever been in receipt of free school meals, and support for Y6 pupils as preparation for SATS).
- To offer additional curriculum opportunities for pupils both within and outside of normal school hours.
- A small proportion of the funding was used to subsidise or pay for educational trips or residential visits.
- To pay for some after-school care.
•A small number of assessment resources were also purchased.
What difference has it made?
Pupil Premium funding ensured that every child had the best possible chance of achieved expected outcomes. Based on Teacher Assessment, pupils that received additional support via Pupil Premium funding achieved expected level.
In 2017 – 2018 £14,204 is allocated to the fund.
We plan to allocate the funding in the following way:
- To purchase additional teaching time to allow pupils to receive additional support as individuals and in small groups of pupils to raise standards. Funding will pay for the teaching time to do this. SATs preparation will be a priority.
- To purchase additional resources to support the above programmes, including Maths resources, which is the focus for this year.
- To continue to support the development of a range of teaching strategies through on-going training for staff.
- To continue to support families who need help in funding educational visits and residential trips.
- To contribute, where necessary to funding of breakfast or after-school care.
Bredenbury Primary school is committed to equality of access.
(Please note that there is no guarantee that this funding will be available after 2017).