How Educational Diversity uses Pupil Premium 2014 - 2015

What is Pupil Premium?

The Government introduction of Pupil Premium provides additional funding for disadvantaged children, with the intention of reducing the attainment gap between them and their peers.

Eligibility for Pupil Premium

Within Educational Diversity, we can expect to have at least 70% of the school role in receipt of Free School Meals at any given time. These disadvantaged pupils along with Children Looked After, and those with parents working in the armed forces will benefit from pupil premium.

Allocated amounts of funding are as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils

Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

Pupil Premium per pupil  £1,300

Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

Pupil Premium per pupil £935

Looked After Children (LAC) £1,900

Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order

Pupil Premium per pupil  £1,900

Service children

Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Pupil Premium per pupil  £300

How is Educational Diversity accountable for the Pupil Premium?

“The Pupil Premium for disadvantaged pupils will provide additional funding specifically linked to disadvantaged pupils, with the primary objective of boosting their attainment… We will expect schools to account to parents for how it is used.” (page 81, White Paper 2010) Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However the DfE are clear that schools will be held accountable for how this additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and from service families is used.

School Senior Leaders, including the Management Committee, ensure that Pupil Premium funding is not simply absorbed into the main budget, but instead is carefully targeted at the designated children, identifying clearly how the money is being spent.

School Senior Leaders, including the Management Committee, evaluate the Pupil Premium spending, avoid spending it on activities that have little impact on achievement for the disadvantaged pupils, and spend it in ways known to be most effective.

Monitoring

• Termly updates to the Management Committee

• Senior Leaders monitor and report on academic needs in terms of attainment, progress and participation of individual students through reviews and make recommendations for intervention

• Weekly monitoring of attendance

 

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT 2014 - 2015

Number of pupils & Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on role

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

Amount PPG received per pupil £935.00 LAC £1900

Total amount of PPG received £ 124983

Summary of PPG spending 2014 – 2015

 

Objectives of spending PPG:

Accelerate progress;

 

• Aim for all pupils to make progress and close the attainment of pupils compared to National data.

Record of PPG spending by item/project 2014-2015

 

Item/Project

Social Skills and Over coming

barriers to learning

Cost / Objectives

Employ a life coach for 2 days a

week - £25k (WS)

Outcomes

Target pupils make good progress and develop improved social skills and confidence

 

Item/Project

Speech Bubble

Cost / Objectives

Commission Speech Bubble to work with a specific group of pupils for speech and language therapy £18000

Outcomes

Improved communication, engagement and access to learning, increase in confidence

 

Item/Project

Duke of Edinburgh award

Cost / Objectives

£4000 for half a year, going into 2015. To improve confidence, team work skills, self-esteem and life

skills. 1:1 Tuition and 1:1 support (including counselling) for pupils in KS2/3 /4 and LAC £22,425 To target pupils who have the greatest gap to national data.

Outcomes

To increase the % of pupils achieving the higher levels in English and Maths/Reading and Writing.

 

Item/Project

Breakfast club for KS3 & 4

Cost / Objectives / Outcomes

£500.00  To ensure the pupils have had breakfast to improve attendance and engagement.

 

Item/Project

Provision of uniform / PE kit/transport

Cost / Objectives / Outcomes

£2750.00 To raise the self esteem of pupilsand confidence; thus impacting upon attendance, engagement and attainment.

 

Item/Project

Attendance Officer

Cost / Objectives / Outcomes

£15,000.00 (6 months as now in post) Improve attendance and engagement

 

Item/Project

Subsidising the cost of school visits including Water Park, Celebrations and Rewards

Cost / Objectives / Outcomes

£8,000.00 (Water Park) £4000 (Celebrations and Rewards)

To ensure all pupils have access to school visit to enrich their curriculum and remove the

potential cost barrier. To build self confidence and self esteem. To support the behaviour policies

in place within Educational Diversity.

 

Item/Project

Additional Educational Psychology hours

£6750

Ensuring a greater number of assessments and interventions in place to aid with differentiation and personalised learning

 

Total Predicted Costs for 2014 - 15 £125,150

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