Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding Report 2016/2017


Background


Pupil Premium provides additional funding to enable schools to support disadvantaged, vulnerable pupils and help close the gap in standards achieved.


Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium are:


• pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals


• ever 6 entitlement to Pupil Premium is the number of children who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years


• children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months


We also receive additional funding at a lower rate to support:


• children of armed services personnel


Allocation of Pupil Premium Funding


The pupil premium funding is not necessarily intended to be specifically allocated to individual pupils. Schools have the freedom to decide how it can be best spent to ensure that the maximum numbers of pupils are supported. The impact of the individual sums may be limited. Therefore at Ixworth CEVC Primary School we have pooled the allocated monies to maximise impact. This approach is one taken by many school in using this additional funding.


At Ixworth Church of England VC School we have about 18% of our children who fall into one of these categories. This additional funding helps us to maintain and provide:


• extra support in each classroom. All classes with PP children have fulltime TA support


• 1-1 and small group support to deliver targeted intervention over a set period of time


• qualified SENCO and training for staff to identify and support particular areas of SEND where this applies to Pupil Premium children


• early intervention – high quality early years provision including training and additional staffing to deliver Speech and Language support


• emphasis on Assessment for Learning – use of developmental marking and involving pupils in their learning


• funding for events, visits and visitors to enhance and enrich the curriculum. This may be for groups or individuals according to need


• support with the cost of breakfast club


• financial support for families as needed to allow children to take part in a choice of extra-curricular clubs, before school provision, music tuition and school equipment including uniform

Ixworth PPG Strategy (1)