PUPIL PREMIUM REPORT TO PARENTS 2014 – 2015
Pupil Premium funding was first introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding allocated to schools to specifically benefit children who:
- Are entitled to Free School Meals
- Have at any point in the last 6 years been entitled to Free School Meals
- Are looked after children and have been in care for at least 6 months
- Are the children of current Service Personnel
- Are the children of Service Personnel at any point during the last 4 years
The funding allocation differs for each of the categories listed above and it is the decision of the school on how this funding is spent.
At King Charles we have allocated the funding across four separate areas:
- To provide high quality first teaching
This area is used to support the school in providing the best possible teaching and learning experiences for all children. Therefore the funding is primarily used to enable all staff to participate in high quality training, thereby ensuring the successful application of consistent best practice across the whole school. In addition it is used to secure the support of key staff to provide focused and specialist support e.g the Special Educational Needs Coordinator. In addition it is used to enable key support staff to attend meetings, training and time spent for planning and assessment with teachers.
- Specific Intervention
Specific interventions are employed across the school to enable pupils to make at least good progress. As part of this we deploy key staff (teaching assistants and teachers) to work with individuals and with small groups of children to enhance their opportunities of making progress. For example we use intervention for catch up maths, additional phonics, writing and 1:1 tuition. In addition to this we also provide bereavement and emotional support, behaviour support and a lunchtime club.
The school works closely with the Education Welfare Officer to engage with children on improving their attendance, behaviour and access to learning opportunities.
- Enrichment & Enhancement
To enhance the enjoyment of children at lunchtimes we provide a vast range of resources from chalk boards to football goals!
All teachers plan, organise and run a variety of extracurricular activities each week. These include football, netball, dance, orchestra, journalism and crafts plus many more.
To ensure full participation and access to all activities, for those children entitled to Pupil Premium funding the school will subsidise 25% of residential trips.
- Parental Support
Excellent communication with parents is essential to improving children’s outcomes and therefore we use some of this grant to ensure that the school can reach out to parents using a wide variety of tools. These include a text messaging service and the school’s website.
FUNDING ALLOCATION 2014-15
TOTAL FUNDING: £104,000 Plus Carry Forward
|1||High Quality First Teaching||54,004|
|3||Enrichment & Enhancement||14,628|
The Impact so far…(Updated September 2015)
The use of this funding during the year 2014 to 2015 so far has had the following impact:
- The quality of teaching is consistently GOOD or OUTSTANDING across the school (Ofsted )
- At the end of KS2 Pupil premium children performed extremely well
- Increased attendance from …
Overall attendance – 2012/13 94.1% 2013/14 95.7% 2014/15 95.7%
Pupil Premium attendance – 2012/13 90.6% 2013/14 93.9% 2014/15 95.22%
- Children are demonstrating greater engagement in their learning
- There have been no exclusions this year , for the 2nd year running
|No. of exclusion days|
- There has been increased participation in class and after school activities
|Key Stage 1|
|Increase in number of clubs available||Increase of 59% in number of pupil Premium children attending||Number of club slots has increased from 108 to 189|
|Increase in number of clubs available||Increase of 8% in number of pupil Premium children attending (overall 96% of Pupil premium children attended a club)||Number of club slots has increased from 140 to 156||New “Get Active” Club introduced to engage all|
|Increase in number of clubs available||overall 89% of Pupil premium children attended a club||Number of club slots has increased from 133 to 149|
FUNDING ALLOCATION 2015 – 2016
TOTAL FUNDING: £90,720
|1.||High Quality First Teaching
|3.||Enrichment & Enhancement