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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in April 2011 and is a payment given to schools, from the Local Authority, to help support children from families on lower incomes - those who have ever been eligible to free school meals since their children started school.

At St Michaels we believe that all pupils should be taught to a good standard, according to their individual needs. In order to accelerate progress and narrow achievement gaps where necessary we use a number of additional strategies. Pupil Premium is partly used to fund these interventions. The monies are designed todiminish the gaps in academic achievement between these children and their peers if necessary. Targeted small group and individual tuition are used daily to help children that need extra support. The use of teachers and teaching assistants who are highly trained also helps to address under-achievement. We employ a highly skilled teacher to focus on children who have significant learning and social difficulties and a proportion of their salary is covered by the Pupil Premium funding we receive.

More generally we are aiming to accelerate progress by investing time in a range of intervention processes such as 1:1 reading, and small group work. Our Family Liaison Officer provides a daily service for families who require extra support. We will also invest some of these monies into providing broader extended opportunities for these children such as access to after school clubs or to educational trips they might otherwise miss out on.

The school monitor pupil premium regularly, however a formal review takes place in term 6 ready for the next academic year and to inform our school development process.

2015/2016

In 2015/2016 we received Pupil Premium funding of £54, 120.

2015/2016 Executive Sumary & Pupil Premium Action Plan for 2016.2017

 

 2014/15

 In 2014/15 we received Pupil Premium funding of £59,100.

Description

Expenditure

Small group interventions, led by Teaching Assistants and specialists were used to provide Literacy and Numeracy and cognitive programmes in KS2. E.g. Phonics, Maths interventions, speech therapy, SULP, Sensory Circuits etc

£8,753

Targeted full time nurture group with highly skilled teacher to boost pupil premium children requiring additional focus

£21,275

Proportion of cost of specialist teachers to support additional learning needs of some pupil premium children

£26,500

Counselling and pastoral support purchased for some pupil premium children

£3,440

Trips, clubs and school visits were subsidised for some Pupil premium pupils

£2,097

FLO - Time spent helping families who need extra support and attending meetings to support poor attendance.(proportion of costs)

£8,500

Future Spending of Pupil Premium in 2015-2016:

 

We will continue last year's successful use of Pupil Premium by focussing on the outcomes for all of our Pupil Premium children, providing such additional support as they require to enable them to continue to close any gaps in their attainment and progress and providing opportunities such as trips, clubs, music lessons which they might otherwise be unable to access.