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The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students on roll known to be currently eligible for Free School Meals or who have claimed within the last 6 years, as well as students who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months by the Local Authority. Children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to an element of this funding. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used.

Principles

We organise teaching and learning at Sigglesthorne Church of England Primary Academy in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way. We allocate some of the Pupil Premium money to make sure all children have their needs met through quality first teaching. Sigglesthorne Church of England Primary Academy ensures that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that our socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met. Sigglesthorne Church of England Primary Academy further supports these groups using many strategies that are beyond the remit of the expenditure report.

We recognise that not all children who receive the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged receive the Pupil Premium Grant. Given this, we will carefully track how well Pupil Premium Grant children are achieving as a group compared to their peers in our school and nationally.

For the academic year 2016-2017 Sigglesthorne Church of England Primary Academy will receive a total of £12,900 for Pupil Premium Funding.

In order to reduce the attainment gap in those pupils who attract the pupil premium funding, we are offering the following support:

  • small group phonics teaching in FS and KS1
  • small group English intervention/support for pupils who are making less than expected progress
  • teacher and/or TA guided support groups in Maths and English to support pupils who are making less than expected progress
  • TA led activities/support for social and emotional programmes for both individuals and small groups
  • smaller teaching groups for all classes support raising attainment in English and Maths
  • purchased effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in writing, reading and mathematics
  • the support of an ELSA for pupils with emotional needs.