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Pupil Premium

2014/15

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional money that is allocated to schools. All schools have the freedom to spend the pupil premium, which is additional to the underlying schools’ budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for their most vulnerable students.
The aim of the Pupil Premium is to support students who are statistically most likely to underachieve, the focus is particularly on students who:

  • are known to have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the previous six years
  • have been looked after by the Local Authority  continuously for at least six months
  • have parents in the armed services

At Purwell Primary School, we take very seriously the need to support all students to achieve well and have developed a range of strategies to ensure our students succeed.

During 2014-2015, the following strategies were put in place to support vulnerable students using the Pupil Premium:

  • The amount received: £67,000
  • 1:1 tuition in English and Maths to support a range of underachieving students.
  • Lunch club is run every day in the hall to allow them to play games in caring and supportive environment.
  • Homework club is available every Tuesday to support students to complete their homework.
  • Two learning support assistants to support in a targeted way a range of students.
  • An extra TA for the class with the highest percentage of FSM children.
  • Visits from Zoolab – rare opportunity to interact with exotic animals.
  • Free of charge clubs – to foster challenge and enjoyment and to foster team spirit.
  • Free fruit and veg each day (a mid-morning healthy snack). 
  • Easter Holiday Club – four days of enrichment activities designed to boost confidence, self-esteem and learning.
  • Swimming lessons.
  • Employment of School Family Worker to help with parental engagement and attendance.
  • Support with educational visits, providing opportunities which may not otherwise be experienced. 

Progress of PPG pupils across the year and their difference against all pupils’ progress. (positive (+) or negative (-)) This shows that PPG pupils progressed at least as fast as all pupils in 10/18 areas. i.e. slightly more than half.

 

Y1
(4)
2 terms

Y2
(1)

Y3 (10)

Y4
(6)

Y5
(14)

Y6 (7)

Reading

3.0
-0.9

6.0
0.0

4.0 +0.3

4.7 +0.5

3.6   0.0

1.7  0.0

Writing

2.5
-0.6

4.0
-1.2

4.1  0.0

3.7
0.0

2.0
-1.1

1.4
-0.5

Maths

3.5
-0.4

4.0
-1.1

3.3  +0.1

4.0  +0.6

3.3   +0.2

1.7
-0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015/16

Spending of the Pupil Premium funding of £64,680 for 2015/16 will follow the same pattern as for 2014/15, with additional strategies or activities added, as appropriate.  These include:

  • 1:1 tuition in English and Maths to support a range of underachieving students.
  • Lunch club is run every day in the hall to allow them to play games in caring and supportive environment.
  • Homework club is available every Tuesday to support students to complete their homework.
  • Two learning support assistants to support, in a targeted way, a range of students.
  • An extra TA for the class with the highest percentage of FSM children.
  • Visits from Zoolab – rare opportunity to interact with exotic animals.
  • Free of charge clubs – to foster challenge and enjoyment and to foster team spirit.
  • Free fruit and veg each day (a mid-morning healthy snack). 
  • Easter Holiday Club – four days of enrichment activities designed to boost confidence, self-esteem and learning.
  • Swimming lessons.
  • Employment of School Family Worker to help with parental engagement and attendance.
  • Support with educational visits, providing opportunities which may not otherwise be experienced.
  • Expenditure

    Cost

    Extra tuition

    £2855.30

    Other teacher support

    £5468.56

    Support staff

    £41909.42

    Swimming

    £944.00

    After school clubs

    £1060.31

    Curriculum provisions

    £7516.92

    Staff training

    £850.00

    Miscellaneous

    £4075.52

    TOTAL

    £64680.03