PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
The Government believes that Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle the disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it the most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months, and children of service children personnel.
At St. Augustine’s we pride ourselves on the individual curriculum we are able to offer all of our children. In 2017 / 2018 we are receiving £109, 000 in pupil premium. This means we will continue supporting pupil progress through raising attainment planning by using a part time teacher and experienced teacher support assistants. In addition to this we will buy three books, per child eligible for the pupil premium, per academic year. We are committed to raising the attainment of all pupils in school and the pupil premium will be used to support this. Pupil pupils receive £1320 and funding is planned for through Pupil Premium plans through consultation with parents, staff and pupils.
Stoke on Trent has been successful in securing a Government Pilot for Pupil Premium for Early Years children, this will be allocated in the same way as Pupil Premium but at a reduced amount of £300 per child. We plan to use this funding to provide additional 121 learning resources as well as purchasing educational resources, in line with the new Foundation Stage Curriculum.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, we plan to use the pupil premium in the following ways:
- Employing a specialist part time mathematics teacher to support the learning of pupils eligible for the pupil premium in Key Stage Two, but with a particular emphasis on those in Year 6;
- To support in the use of highly skilled teacher support assistants to deliver interventions to PP pupils in English and mathematics;
- To support the employment of a full time HSLW to support pupils and families across the school, and in particular to help raise attendance;
- Provide transport for pupils to support their attendance;
- Use of targeted intervention for phonics in Y1, Y2 and Y3;
- Provision of a wider range of extended curriculum activities, including a variety of sporting activities;
- Subsidising the cost of trips and residentials for pupils eligible for the pupil premium;
- Funded breakfast club places to support attendance.