Pupil Premium Strategy

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is an additional form of funding that schools receive to support them in tackling the under achievement of particular groups of children within a school. It was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’), children who have been looked after by a local authority continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children in the eligible groups and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Funding is allocated directly to schools and the Government emphasise that individual schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, however they are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from the eligible groups. From September 2012 schools were required to publish how they used their Pupil Premium.

Bromley Heath Infant School, historically, has smaller than the national average numbers of children who qualify for Pupil Premium.

Pupil Premium 2016-17

Bromley Heath Infant School received £8,640 Pupil Premium Grant to support vulnerable children.
The income for 2016-17 has been used to fund the following.

Resource Annual Cost
To continue to fund a lunch Break Supervisor to support PP children at lunchtime. £2,000
Additional Reading Ranger hours to further support reading and enable daily reading for vulnerable children. £3.200
ICT resources to support vulnerable children and TA time to run a support group

Nessy x 10 licences

1hr TA time per wk to run the group

  £500
Continued contribution towards ICT home learning platforms  – Education City  & Bug Club   £200
Dyslexia assessment tools to identify specific strategies to support individuals and groups £1,500
Forest skills groups to support vulnerable children and engage them with their learning. £2,500
Total £9,900

 

Pupil Premium 2015-16

Bromley Heath Infant School received £10,900 Pupil Premium Grant to support vulnerable children.

The income has been used to fund the following support activities.

Activities Cost
Lunch Break Supervisor to support PP children at lunchtime. £2,000
Reading ranger employed to support reading £1,600
Release time for class teachers to work with PP children 1 session per week per child.  To focus on setting targets and extending learning £1,000
Release time to provide targeted feedback for service children £250
Continued contribution towards ICT home learning platforms  – Education City  & Bug Club £200
Continued 1:1 small group work for vulnerable children and groups £3,000
Setting up of a sensory room to support vulnerable children. Screening, further resources and storage. £1,500
Daily smart moves provision to support gross and fine motor skills £1,100
Enrichment activities contribution towards visitors and activities in school. £300
Total £10,950

Evaluation of Pupil Premium Spending 2015-16

Spending Cost Impact
Lunch Break Supervisor to support PP children at lunchtime. £2,000 PP children have a successful lunchtime and their confidence and self-esteem has grown.  Lunch Break Supervisors organise nurture groups and friendship groups for PP children.
Reading ranger employed to support reading £1,600 PP children made good progress with their reading.
Release time for class teachers to work with PP children 1 session per week per child.  To focus on setting targets and extending learning £500 PP children benefitted from targeted support and the identification of the next steps in their learning.
Continued contribution towards ICT home learning platforms  – Education City  & Bug Club £200 Children enthusiastically engage with their learning in school and at home.
Continued 1:1 small group work for vulnerable children and groups £3,000 Intervention groups used to support and extend children throughout the year. Targeted children made at least god progress.
Setting up of a sensory room to support vulnerable children. Screening, further resources and storage containers. £1,500 The area and resources has supported the PP children and vulnerable groups.  It has improved the children’s attitude towards and their ability to learn.
Daily smart moves provision to support gross and fine motor skills £1,100 Children’s core strength and gross motor skills improved.  Improved concentration and confidence noted amongst the children.  The handwriting of all children who took part improved.
Enrichment activities contribution towards visitors and activities in school. £300 Theatre group visits and visitors to support year group topics, science dome etc provide a wow at the start of new topics. This created interest and motivated the children.