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PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT SPENDING

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools in addition to main school funding. How much a school gets is dependent on the number of children who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals. Schools are free to spend their Pupil Premium grant in the best way so no child is disadvantaged.


At SMH we have a team approach to ensure that the funding is spent on the right additional provision at the right time.  We monitor children’s progress regularly to ensure that those children it is meant to support are making the best progress and can access provision fairly.

 

The funding our school will receive for the year April 2016 to March 2017 is £175,560

 

WHAT BARRIERS ARE FACED BY CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR PUPIL PREMIUM?

Children can have a number of barriers there is no single difficulty faced by all families. Poor attendance, pupil progress and achievement below the expected range, lower self-esteem, less positive attitudes to learning, and behavioural needs are issues faced more frequently in children eligible for Pupil Premium. Some children eligible for Pupil Premium make accelerated progress in some areas too.

 

Accessing all children's progress and wellbeing in the systematic way we do through our weekly Hub meetings ensures that all children have the support they need to make sustained progress. Knowing a child is eligible for Pupil Premium ensures that any potential need is particularly monitored, and that school can respond to any need in a timely way, particularly for family support.

 

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE ?

Children across whole school

Every eight weeks every child's progress is reviewed and key staff discuss how the pupil premium can best be spent to allow children to continue to  progress. This is done on an individual basis and our resources are flexibly deployed. Some intervention or resources may be more long term than others to meet individual need.

 

Children in EYFS

Last year, additional intervention and targeted support for ‘speaking and listening’ and ‘readiness to learn’   skills enabled all children eligible for PP to make good progress from their starting points and to enable a smooth transition into Year 1.

 

Children in KS1

In Year 1, children eligible for PP made the same progress as their peers in Reading, Writing and maths.  In Year 2, children eligible for PP did less well as their peers in Spelling and Reading, their progress being affected by other barriers and complex needs. This group will continue to have targeted support moving into Year 3.

 

Children in KS2

In Years 3-6, Children eligible for PP do as well, and in a number of cases better, than their peers.

 

HOW WE INTEND TO SPEND THE PUPIL PREMIUM THIS YEAR
A review of last year’s spending and monitoring of the progress, achievement and attainment of free school meals children and LAC showed a high impact in the success of the small group and individual additional provision offered to children eligible for Pupil Premium spending.

 

Reviewing Pupil Premium Spending

Spending of Pupil Premium funding is reviewed across the year depending on the changing needs of the children as a result of academic assessment and any social or emotional needs. Usually the reviews are every 8 weeks, although we may change intervention sooner depending on level of need. The impact of any spending is reviewed to ensure that it is having the impact that was planned. The needs of some of our children eligible for Pupil premium are complex and may require ongoing intervention at some level. Other children need targeted support in specific areas at specific times in their education. During the final part of the Summer term the overall progress of all children eligible for PP is compared to that of children not eligible , and we aim to see that all the interventions together have made a difference in closing any gap in progress. We can also review which interventions had the most impact on progress.


Detail of proposed spending for this year April 2016 to March 2017

How will the allocation be spent? Outline of targeted intervention /activities
Staffing costs Targeted intervention for pupils in KS1 and KS2 to narrow the gap. Individual progress to be assessed every 8 weeks and a gap analysis undertaken. Staffing to be effectively deployed to meet current individual needs. Within this additional provision a focus upon basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy; targeted intervention for pupils identified as ‘Vulnerable’ to support pupils’ self-esteem and confidence to enable them to be more effective learners as well as targeted intervention for pupils with poor attendance. Booster classes before and after school for children in KS2 to target identified learning needs in phonics, maths and literacy. Where children are particularly able in certain areas, separate sessions to be  sourced to provide additional challenge. The effectiveness of all these interventions will be reviewed every 8 weeks.
Wider Opps and Music Tuition Instrumental tuition for Year 4 pupils, together with identified individual tuition for Year 5 & 6 pupils to enable them to learn a musical instrument. Payments to Associate Board Exams
Breakfast club costs and resources for clubs + staff overtime. Targeted provision  to enable all pupils to access pre-school and after school provision.
Running costs for mini bus All pupils transported to events / activities to enhance their learning.
Subsidy for residential trips – FSM All pupils to be able to access the Year 5 & Year 6 residentials with no financial disadvantage.
Additional Maths and Literacy resources A variety of additional resources to be  purchased over the year to enhance the current resources as well as supporting home-school links for maths and Literacy especially for targeted families.
Total to be Allocated & spent £175,560

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM & SPENDING LAST YEAR

 

Detail of spending for last year April 2015 – March 2016

How was the allocation spent?

Outline of targeted intervention /activities

Staffing costs Targeted intervention for pupils in KS1 and KS2 to narrow the gap. Individual progress to be assessed every 8 weeks and a gap analysis undertaken. Staffing to be effectively deployed to meet current individual needs. Within this additional provision a focus upon basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy; targeted intervention for pupils identified as ‘Vulnerable’ to support pupils’ self-esteem and confidence to enable them to be more effective learners as well as targeted intervention for pupils with poor attendance. Booster classes before and after school for children in KS2 to target identified learning needs in phonics, maths and literacy. Where children are particularly able in certain areas, separate sessions to be  sourced to provide additional challenge. The effectiveness of all these interventions will be reviewed every 8 weeks.
Wider Opps and Music Tuition Instrumental tuition for Year 4 pupils, together with identified individual tuition for Year 5 & 6 pupils to enable them to learn a musical instrument. Payments to Associate Board Exams
Breakfast club costs and resources for clubs + staff overtime. Targeted provision  to enable all pupils to access pre-school and after school provision.
Running costs for mini bus All pupils transported to events / activities to enhance their learning.
Subsidy for residential trips – FSM All pupils to be   able to access the Year 5 & Year 6 residentials with no financial disadvantage.
Additional Maths and Literacy resources A variety of additional resources to be  purchased over the year to enhance the current resources as well as supporting home-school links for maths and Literacy especially for targeted families.
Total Allocated & spent £191,797

 

 

PUPIL PREMIUM & SPENDING ARCHIVE

Pupil premium and spending in previous years dated from April 2011 to March 2012 and each year until April 2014 to March 2015.

 

Detail of spending for the year April 2014 – March 2015

How was the allocation spent?

Outline of targeted intervention /activities

Staffing costs Targeted intervention for pupils in KS1 and KS2 to narrow the gap. Individual progress was assessed every 8 weeks and a gap analysis undertaken. Staffing was  then  effectively deployed to meet current individual needs. Within this additional provision there was be  a focus upon basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy; targeted intervention for pupils identified as ‘Vulnerable’ to support pupils’ self-esteem and confidence to enable them to be more effective learners as well as targeted intervention for pupils with poor attendance. Booster classes before and after school for children in KS2 to target identified learning needs in phonics, maths and literacy. Where children are particularly able in certain areas, separate sessions were sourced to provide additional challenge. The effectiveness of all these interventions will be reviewed every 8 weeks.
Wider Opps and Music Tuition Instrumental tuition for Year 4 pupils, together with identified individual tuition for Year 5 & 6 pupils to enable them to learn a musical instrument. Payments to Associate Board Exams
Breakfast club costs and resources for clubs + staff overtime. Targeted provision enabled all pupils to access pre-school and after school provision.
Running costs for mini bus All pupils transported to events / activities to enhance their learning.
Subsidy for residential trips – FSM All pupils were  able to access the Year 5 & Year 6 residentials with no financial disadvantage.
Additional Maths and Literacy resources A variety of additional resources were purchased over the year particularly to enhance the current guided reading, comprehension  and grammar resources as well as supporting home-school links for maths and Literacy
Total Allocated & spent £192,705

Detail of spending for the year April 2013 – March 2014
How was the allocation spent? Outline of targeted intervention /activities
Staffing costs Targeted intervention for pupils in KS1 and KS2 to narrow the gap. Individual progress assessed every 8 weeks and a gap analysis undertaken. Staffing effectively deployed to meet current individual needs. Within this additional provision there was a focus upon basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy; targeted intervention for pupils identified as ‘Vulnerable’ to support pupils’ self-esteem and confidence to enable them to be more effective learnersas well as targeted intervention for pupils with poor attendance. Booster classes before and after school were  used  for children  in KS2 to target identified learning needs in phonics, maths and literacy. Where children are particularly able in certain areas, separate sessions provided additional challenge. The effectiveness of all these interventions was  reviewed every 8 weeks.
Wider Ops and Music Tuition Instrumental tuition for Year 4 pupils, together with identified individual tuition for Year 5 & 6 pupils to enable them to learn a musical instrument.  Payments to Associate Board Exams
Breakfast club costs and resources for clubs + staff overtime. Targeted provision to enable all pupils to access pre-school and after school provision. 
Maths resources Targeted intervention and purchase of additional resources including Abacus and Numicon systems to raise standards in mathematics.
Running costs for mini bus All pupils transported to events / activities to enhance their learning. 
Subsidy for residential trips – FSM All pupils able to access the Year 5 & Year 6 residentials. No pupils were disadvantaged.
Total Allocated & spent £139,138
 
Detail of spending for the year April 2012 – March 2013
How was the allocation spent? Outline of targeted intervention /activities
Staffing costs Targeted intervention for pupils in KS1 and KS2 to narrow the gap; focus upon basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy; target intervention for pupils identified as ‘Vulnerable’ to support pupils’ self-esteem and confidence to enable them to be more effective learners; targeted intervention for pupils with poor attendance; 
Wider Ops and Music Tuition Instrumental tuition for Year 4 pupils, together with identified individual tuition for Year 5 & 6 pupils to enable them to learn a musical instrument. 
Breakfast club costs and resources for clubs + staff overtime. Targeted provision to enable all pupils to access pre-school and after school provision. 
Reading books and resources Targeted intervention to raise standards in reading. End of Year progress and attainment data analysis evidence that pupils eligible for FSM and LAC are making good progress at the same rate as their peers
Running costs for mini bus All pupils will be able to transported to events / activities to enhance their learning. 
Subsidy for residential trips – FSM All pupils were able to access the Year 5 & Year 6 residential. No pupil will be disadvantaged.
Total Allocated & spent £93,007

Detail of spending for the Year April 2011 – March 2012
How was the allocation spent? Outline of targeted intervention / activities
Staffing Costs Targeted intervention for pupils in KS1 and KS2 to narrow the gap, focussing on basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy; targeted intervention for pupils identified as ‘Vulnerable’ to support pupils’ self-esteem and confidence to enable them to be more effective learners; targeted intervention for pupils with poor attendance. 
Wider Ops and Music Tuition Instrumental tuition for Year 4 pupils, together with identified individual tuition for Year 5 & 6 pupils to enable them to learn a musical instrument. 
Extra-curricula costs for breakfast club and after school provision, including resources and staffing costs. Targeted provision to enable all pupils to access pre-school and after school provision, impacting positively on attendance and learning outcomes. 
Reading books and resources Targeted intervention to raise standards in reading. End of Year progress and attainment data analysis evidence that pupils eligible for FSM are making good progress at the same rate as their peers.
Subsidy for residential trips. All pupils were able to access the Year 5 & Year 6 residential. No pupil was disadvantaged.
Purchase of Mini-Bus The purchase of a mini-bus enabled pupils to be transported for curricula and extra-curricula activities to support their learning and individual needs.
Total Allocated & Spent £50,564
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