Pupil Premium

General Information About Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed services personnel.  The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.

 

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable.  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.

 

All schools are required to publish their Pupil Premium Strategy online.

 

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

 

2015-2016

Funding & Allocation

 

In the 2015/16 academic year Kingston Park Primary School received £74,340 in Pupil Premium funding.

 

Impact on Eligible Pupils

  • Improved attainment at the end of Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.

 

End of Reception - Good Level of Development

 

66.67 of our Pupil Premium children achieved a GLD compared to an average of 58.3% across Newcastle schools.

 

End of Year 1 - Phonics

75% of our Pupil Premium children achieved the Phonics Test compared to 65% of children Nationally.

 

End of Year 2 - KS1 Expected Standard

 

85.71% of children achieved the expected standard in Reading this is higher that the National Average for all children (74%)

71.43 % of children achieved the expected standard in Writing this is higher that the National Average for all children (65.50%)

71.43% of children achieved the expected standard in Maths this is slightly lower than the National Average for all children (72.60%)

 

 End of Year 6 - KS2 Expected Standard

89% of children achieved the expected standard in Reading this is higher that the National Average for all children (66%)

89% of children achieved the expected standard in Writing this is higher that the National Average for all children (74%)

89% of children achieved the expected standard in Maths this is higher than the National Average for all children (70%)

  • Increase and sustained attendance across the school.

 

2016-2017

 

Funding and Allocation

 

The 2016/17 academic year Pupil Premium Funding has recently been finalised and we will receive £71,280 in Pupil Premium funding.

 

Summary of Main Barriers

 

 

Supporting Children to Achieve their Full Potential

 

At Kingston Park we believe that having access to outstanding teaching, resources and additional support is instrumental in raising the outcomes for children.   We therefore use the majority of Pupil Premium funding to provide excellent and inspirational teaching and non-teaching support across school.   As outlined in the data above this strategy is highly effective in supporting our children to achieve extremely well.

 

Pupil Premium funding was and will continue to be used as follows:

  • To provide intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN (Special Educational Needs).
  • To employ additional teaching and support staff who provide a targeted level of support to some of our vulnerable children so they can make the progress expected of them.  This has involved phonic booster sessions, Lexia groups, Study Support Group and the Power of 1 and 2 Maths Interventions & small group support.
  • To ensure all our children have access to a range of different experiences.
 
 
Impact of our Pupil Premium Strategy
 
 
The progress and achievements of our Pupil Premium children are constantly monitored, reviewed with strategies adapted and altered where necessary through:
  • Daily teaching and reflection from class teachers and support staff
  • Phase Leader, lesson observations and monitoring and evaluating work
  • Half Termly Progress Meetings with each Year Group
  • Leadership Team Meetings
  • Policy and Resources Governors Meetings
  • Full Governing Body - Headteacher Reports
 
 
Next Review of Strategy - September 2017
 

All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.