Allerton Church Of England Primary School
Pupil Premium School Summary 2017 – 2018
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive £1,320 for pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
In addition, schools will receive £1,900 for each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care because of one of the following:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order
- a residence order
If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.
Children who have been in local authority care for one day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding.
For the academic year 2017/2018, Allerton Church Of England received £217,800 Pupil Premium Grant funding.
Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
Pupil Premium funding is currently being allocated in a range of ways including:
- An additional experienced teacher (UPS3) working with each class in school, for blocks of 2 weeks, targeting visual literacy; this culminates in a performance for parents and carers to celebrate the children’s learning.
- A UPS3 teacher targeting groups in lower Key Stage 2- her emphasis is on direct small group teaching of maths skills, writing and reading
- In Key Stage One, there are 5 classes and 6 teachers. This ensures targeted support can be put in place for children who need extra help to achieve their potential.
- One Deputy Head Teacher is non-class based and supports in different year groups throughout the year, carefully monitoring the progress of the PPG children
- A trained dance coach works in 2 week blocks with each class.
- Music lessons and after school clubs are taught by peripatetic teachers in KS2 concentrating on all children playing musical instruments including ukulele.
- A dance coach works weekly with a group of targeted KS2 PPG boys
Targeted SEMH interventions by mentors in school
- The Learning and Behaviour Mentors prioritise FSM/PPG pupils for their nurture and support groups including behaviour and self-esteem.
- The Wellbeing mentor targets our most vulnerable families, developing relationships with the children in school as well as their parents; this is regarding academic support in school, advice on learning support at home, attendance and punctuality, home routines.
- In order to prioritise support for PPG children, we have appointed a second Learning Mentor as part of the pastoral team.
Wave 2 Interventions
- Short-term intervention programmes are in place for underachieving pupils and those in receipt of Free School Meal funding, and are delivered by trained TAs. This includes Catch Up Numeracy, Mathletics, Lexia, Reading Eggs, Dockside and Read Write Inc 1-1 sessions.
- Each class has full or part time support from a teaching assistant in order to ensure all pupils are able to benefit to their full extent from being in school. PPG children are highlighted on all planning and targeted to receive additional support .
- The whole school have online access to Reading Eggs. Lexia and Sum Dog at home
Before and After School Activities
- Before and after school booster groups for reading , writing and maths throughout school
- One Learning Mentor provides a daily breakfast club for our most vulnerable PPG children, which is by “invitation only”.
- PPG status of all children who access after school activities is tracked. A cookery club is being run targeting PPG children and their families
- A minibus has been leased to support easier and less costly enhancement of the curriculum for all our children, but the impact should be especially noticeable for the least well off families
- Each class has a budget to support the cost of school trips in order to enhance the curriculum