The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school's budget. It was introduced in 2011 and is based on the number of pupils currently/previously entited to Free School Meals  and  Looked After from/in Care. Schools are are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

Here at Kirkham and Wesham we are committed to ensuring that this funding is used to minimise barriers to learning and address any underlying inequalities for eligible pupils by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

Our commitment in this area was recognised by the Department for Education who wrote to our school in February 2016 stating that....we were  one of the most improved schools in the country in terms of attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils since 2011. 

We continue to ensure that we analyse barriers  to learning, analyse attainment and progress and put in appropriate strategies for all our disadvantaged pupils. 

Pupil Premium expenditure for financial year 2018/19

 

Total amount of pupil premium allocated was £65,500.

 

Our key objective in using the P.P grant is to narrow the gap between pupils groups and to ensure that all children have the same opportunities to learn and achieve.
 

Some of our P.P children face challenges with:

  • punctuality/attendance
  • specific learning difficulties
  • social and emotional difficulties
  • complex home circumstances
  • low income
  • engagement in learning

 

 

Expenditure

Reason for Expenditure

Amount spent

Learning Mentor

  • to monitor and improve attendance and punctuality of key pupils
  • to address and support social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • to address barriers to learning as they occur, thus preventing issue preventing child progress in school
  • to liaise with parents and families providing strategies to support parents at home and sign posting them to other agencies as necessary
  • to liaise with other agencies and host multi-agency meetings and TAF meetings as required

£24,736

Specialist Maths T.A. Autumn and spring

  • to provide individual and group intervention to identified children in danger of falling behind
  • to ensure more able mathematicians are given the opportunity to achieve to their full potential

£932

Specialist counselling service

  • to buy in to services such as New Start to address the emotional needs of pupils that require more specialist therapy than the learning mentor can provide

£1,200

Educational Psychologist

  • to access specialist advice to ensure we are able to effectively meet the needs of our more vulnerable pupils

£550

Staff training/supply cover

  • to ensure all children have access to quality first teaching

£1600

Additional teaching assistant hours

  • to enable small groups of children or individual pupils in danger of falling behind to receive intensive tuition
  • to ensure more able children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential

£22,786

Esendi Specialist S.E.N.D Services

  • to identify pupils who may have specific leaning difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing, or Irlam Syndrome
  • to plan targets and specific programs to meet the identified pupils needs

£7,795

 

 

Pupil Premium expenditure for financial year 2017/18

 

Total amount of pupil premium allocated was £65,120.

 

Our key objective in using the P.P grant is to narrow the gap between pupils groups and to ensure that all children have the same opportunities to learn and achieve.
 

Some of our P.P children face challenges with:

  • punctuality/attendance
  • specific learning difficulties
  • social and emotional difficulties
  • complex home circumstances
  • low income
  • engagement in learning

 

 

Expenditure

Reason for Expenditure

Amount spent

Learning Mentor

  • to monitor and improve attendance and punctuality of key pupils
  • to address and support social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • to address barriers to learning as they occur, thus preventing issue preventing child progress in school
  • to liaise with parents and families providing strategies to support parents at home and sign posting them to other agencies as necessary
  • to liaise with other agencies and host multi-agency meetings and TAF meetings as required

£24,437

Specialist maths Teacher in summer term

  • to provide individual and group intervention to identified children in danger of falling behind
  • to ensure more able mathematicians are given the opportunity to achieve to their full potential

£1265

Specialist Maths T.A. Autumn and spring

  • to provide individual and group intervention to identified children in danger of falling behind
  • to ensure more able mathematicians are given the opportunity to achieve to their full potential

665

Specialist counselling service

  • to buy in to services such as CCATS to address the emotional needs of pupils that require more specialist therapy than the learning mentor can provide

£990

Educational Psychologist

  • to access specialist advice to ensure we are able to effectively meet the needs of our more vulnerable pupils

£1550

Staff training/supply cover

  • to ensure all children have access to quality first teaching

£1800

Additional teaching assistant hours

  • to enable small groups of children or individual pupils in danger of falling behind to receive intensive tuition
  • to ensure more able children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential

£20,191

Esendi Specialist S.E.N.D Services

  • to identify pupils who may have specific leaning difficulties such as dyslexia, auditory processing, or Irlam Syndrome
  • to plan targets and specific programs to meet the identified pupils needs

£4975

Speech and Language Therapy

  • to provide 1-1 speech therapy sessions on a weekly basis for children identified as having difficulties in this area

£1800

SENDCO

  • to provide SENDCO time to meet with parents and agencies as required

£1979

SEN resources

  • to purchase SEN resources required to support pupils with SEND including NESSY and Cogmed

£595

Subsidies for music lessons

  • to ensure that pupils with musical ability have the opportunity to develop their skills in line with their peers

£320

Contribution to Forest Schools session

 

 

  • increase the engagement of identified children through access to forest schools  activities

£300

Subsidies for residential visits and other visits

  • to ensure school is able to pay for board and lodgings in residential visits in line with our charging and remissions policy
  • to ensure all children have the opportunity to access the 2 residential visits offered by school
  • to ensure all children have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of visits to raise their aspirations and cultural capital

£2430

Purchase “bug online”

  • to give children access to a wider range of reading materials at home
  • to increase resources available in school to develop comprehension and reading skills

£1430

Contribution to cost of Life Education Bus

  • to increase children’s awareness of a healthy lifestyle and the impact of their decisions on their body and their health

£393

 

 

Impact of last year’s pupil premium funding was discussed at SEC committees. In summary:

  • Y6 and Y1 ~  very good progress and high levels of attainment
  • Reception achieved at least in line with non-pupil premium but this was only just achieved with a lot of extra intervention.  
  • Year 2 attainment was low and therefore we were focusing on addressing this with the pupils now in Y3. In the autumn term this was in relation to reading and phonics. In the spring term it’s writing linked to the forest school activities and in the Summer Term it will be Maths.
  • Pupil premium children are a focus for the regular termly progress meetings and included in teachers’ performance management targets.

 

OFSTED found that …. The additional funding for disadvantaged pupils is used effectively to ensure that the pupils receive support that closely matches their needs. 

 

This is on line with our school self-evaluation.

 

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