What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children who have been on the FSM register but no longer qualify, and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is in addition to the school budget, in any way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
In order to meet these requirements, the Governing Body and staff of GCPS will ensure that provision is made which secures teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. As part of the additional provision, the school will ensure that the needs of pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding are assessed and clarified at termly pupil progress meetings between class teachers and the Senior Leadership Team. This group of pupils are also closely monitored by the Governors’ Standards and Effectiveness Committee on at least a termly basis. It is recognised that not all pupils who receive FSM will be socially disadvantaged. It is also recognised that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM. The Governing Body and staff therefore reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to ensure the progress of all pupils.
The funding is also used to ensure those pupils entitled to it are able to access trips and extra curricular activities to enhance their experiences.
We use some of the funding to provide breakfast and afterschool clubs places, and milk for pupils in KS1
Pupil Premium 2016-17
In 2016/17, GCPS will receive £24,180 in Pupil Premium for 17 children.
The money will be used in a variety of ways:
- Continue to provide substantial TA support in all classes, to provide intervention and support, particularly for those Pupil Premium children who are on the SEN register.
- Purchase of SuccessMaker intervention program, an adaptive intervention to support those children in danger of falling behind in Maths and Reading at KS1 and KS2.
- Continued financial support for educational visits, including residential visits, museum and theatre visits
- Continue to pay for daily milk for qualifying pupils
- Provision of before and after school places where needed
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Pupil Premium 2015 – 2016
Our funding was £14,520, based on 11 eligible pupils.
We used the money to continue to ensure children received targeted support. Our aim is to ensure that all children make good progress, and that all groups within school are closing the gaps in attainment.
Individual and small group targeted intervention ensured that children entitled to pupil premium made good and better progress across the school.
KS2 results in 2016 show that of those children entitled to Pupil premium, 100% achieved at least the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
KS2 results also indicate that positive progress was made by these pupils in all areas.
Reading Progress Score for pupil premium was 9.21
Writing Progress Score for pupil premium was 0.78
Mathematics Progress Score for pupil premium was 0.78
In other year groups there were 11 children entitled to Pupil Premium. 77% met ARE in Reading, and 85% in Writing and Maths.
Pupil Premium 2014-15
In 2014-15, we received £11,700 for 9 eligible pupils.
We have used the money to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions have had a significant impact on children’s attainment.
Our key objective in using the money is to ensure that all pupils make good progress and to narrow the gap between pupil groups.
We use targeted interventions to ensure all pupils make good progress, and where possible, accelerated progress. This is done through one to one and small group interventions, targeted to children’s needs.
Over the last three years the funding has helped the school move from sharing two full time TAs in across KS2, to ensuring all classes have TA support every morning, and some afternoons, to enable these targeted interventions to take place.
Pupil Premium 2013 – 2014
In 2013-14 the school received £9000 in Pupil Premium allocations. This was used in a variety of ways. These included:
• Additional teaching and support staff to reduce adult: pupil ratio
• Employment of an HLTA to work with targeted children
• Additional resources/equipment such as games, books and IT equipment to meet
Examples of impact in 13-14 include:
• Identified pupils made at least expected progress with some exceeding their school
The school plans to continue with these strategies during 2014-15 and also use some of the
allocation to fund residential opportunities to enhance outdoor learning and team work skills.
Pupil Premium 2012 – 2013
In 2011/12 the school received £3440 in Pupil Premium allocations. This was used in a variety of ways. These included:
• Additional teaching staff to reduce adult: pupil ratio
• Additional resources/equipment such as games, books and IT equipment to meet pupil needs
Examples of impact in 2011/12 include:
• Identified pupils made at least expected progress with some exceeding their school targets.
The school plans to continue with these strategies during 2012/13 and also use some of the allocation to fund residential opportunities to enhance outdoor learning and team work skills.