What is Pupil Premium?
The government introduced Pupil Premium Funding in 2011. It is a fund to support schools in raising the attainment of groups of children who have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes children who receive free school meals, children in local authority care and children whose parents are in the Armed Forces. This money is given to schools to spend as they feel appropriate as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within their responsibility.
At Sambourne we track the children of every child on a regular basis and do everything we can to ensure each child achieves their full potential.
How much Pupil premium do Sambourne receive?
During the academic year 2013/2014 Sambourne received £31503 of Pupil Premium funding. In the 2014/2015 year, this was increased to £33621. This academic year, 2015/2016, our funding will be £38520.
Pupil Premium 2015-2016
During this academic year, we will use our Pupil Premium to fund the following strategies to have an impact on both children’s academic and social needs:
- ELSA Teaching Assistant
- Full-time TA in EYFS
- Additional TA hours to support quality first teaching and interventions
- HLTA hours for 1:1 maths interventions
- Targeted and personalised phonic interventions led by DHT
Impact of Pupil Premium Spending 2014-2015
In 2014-2015, Sambourne received £33621. This funding was used to put the following provision in place:
- Y6 booster lessons (Level 6 mathematics)
- ELSA Teaching Assistants
- ECC teaching
- Parent Support Adviser
- Reading Advocate TAs
At Sambourne CE VC Primary School impact is measured both by reviewing children’s academic progress and by reviewing children’s well-being.
As a result of our spending some of the following positive impacts were achieved:
- 100% of our pupil premium children in EYFS achieved a good level of development (National 45%)
- Our pupil premium children in Year 1 were more successful in their phonics test than the national average for similar children
- Our pupil premium children in Year 2 were more successful in their phonics test than the national average for similar children
- In Year 2 our pupil premium attainment was well above national, when considering APS (Average Point Scores)
- In Year 6 our pupil premium children achieved more than the national average for similar children in reading, writing and maths at both L4+ and L5+
- Hard to reach families were more engaged with the school including supporting their children’s learning and attending key meetings
- Children with social and emotional needs, overcame their anxieties and made progress in their learning
- Reading advocates engaged children with reading and led to the children making progress
- Children’s misconceptions with number, place value and calculations unpicked and progress was accelerated