The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Source – DfE website
Pupil Premium at St Clements C of E Primary School
At St Clements C of E Primary School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.
We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the schools own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.
Information to be published to parents:
In place of the current requirements regarding information about pupil premium expenditure, schools are now required to publish their ‘PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY.’ This should include:
- In the previous academic year: (2016-2017)
- how the pupil premium allocation was spent
- the impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils
- The current academic year: (2017-2018)
- the amount of the school’s allocation of pupil premium grant
- details of the main barriers to educational achievement
- how the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken
- how the school will measure the impact of the pupil premium
- the date of the next pupil premium strategy
Pupil Premium Spending:
Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions, along with quality first teaching have started to have a positive impact on children’s attainment and self-belief.
Through targeted interventions we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. One of the schools aims is to ensure that ALL groups of pupils make good progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.
Targeted support is being provided through one-to-one and small group tuition in all year groups. Senior leaders also provide additional support through interventions/targeted tutorials in Years 2 and 6. These interventions support children in knowing where they are and what they need to do to improve their work.
Speech and Language is an area that the majority of our pupils enter school at a standard that is well below their age. As a result, we use our Early Years Pupil Premium money to train our nursery staff so that they can deliver high quality speaking and listening interventions and to carry out the Wellcomm screening.
We continue to use our pupil premium money on Speech and Language across the school by screening all of our reception pupils in the first term of reception, paying for a qualified speech and language therapist to work in school one day a week. They have a caseload of pupils, continue to assess pupils for whom we have concerns about and support staff in delivering therapy plans in their absence.
Increasing Parental Engagement has also been a focus at the school. A range of learning opportunities have been provided to help parents develop their own skills – to make them better equipped at supporting their children at home.
How will the school measure the impact of the Pupil Premium?
At St Clements C of E Primary School, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. Review meetings will take place each half term and will include the Head teacher, Literacy or Numeracy subject leads, the phase leader, teachers and representatives from the governing body.
At each milestone, the school will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for PP who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.
Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this is a regular item on the governor’s strategic monitoring committee.
Designated staff member in charge: Mrs Jane Parker (Head Teacher)
School Business Manager: Mrs Zoe Law
Nominated governor: Mr Tony Daly
Year 6 cohort swimming
78.8% of our Year 6 cohort at the end of the last academic year could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left our school. 78.8% of the children could also use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left our school at the end of last academic year. 78.8% of our Year 6 cohort could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left our school at the end of the last academic year.
Eligibility for Free School Meals:
A parent may wish to check their child’s eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2) and St Clement’s C of E Primary School have their own online system for this.
You will need to enter your name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number. In addition, you will need to provide your child’s name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.
Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit with an annual gross income into the household that is no more than £16,190, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit. If you are entitled to any part of working tax credit there is no eligibility with the exception of working tax run-on as shown below
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.
For more information about free meals in Manchester, please contact the Revenues and benefit’s unit at Manchester City Council on 0161 234 5003.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please speak to the Headteacher.
If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don’t want your child to eat school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.
Please click on the links below to view the Pupil Premium Policy and Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Reports:
Please click on the links below to view the PE & Sports Grant Funding Report: