Pupil Premium information

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (or ever have been during their primary years).  It is also allocated for those children who have been ‘Looked After’ continuously for more than six months and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.

Below is a breakdown of the funding we have received, what it has been used for and how this has had an impact upon progress and achievement of these children.

PLEASE NOTE: All pupils, including those eligible for Pupil Premium, at Usworth Colliery are tracked closely. Pupils are tracked as part of our termly, whole-school tracking to ensure they are making at least expected progress. If progress is not at least expected, pupils are identified for intervention to move their learning forward.

  • Pupil Premium funding for 2016-2017

    In the 2016-2017 financial year, Pupil Premium funding is £1,320  for each eligible primary aged pupil.

    Funding to support Looked-After Children is £1,900 for each eligible pupil. This includes all children who have been ‘looked after’ for one day or more and were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 or left care under a) a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005 b) a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991

    See the full review of our Pupil Premium Strategy below:

     

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  • Pupil Premium funding for 2015-2016

    In the 2015-2016 financial year, Pupil Premium funding has increased to £1,300 for each eligible primary aged pupil.

    Funding to support Looked-After Children is £1,900 for each eligible pupil. This includes all children who have been ‘looked after’ for one day or more and were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 or left care under a) a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005 b) a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991

    In April 2015, Usworth Colliery Primary School received £193,620 for Pupil Premium. This is based on 146 pupils (38%).

    Objectives

    • Increase the percentage of Pupil Premium Children who make expected progress across all year groups in reading, writing and maths to roughly in line with Non-Pupil Premium Children.
    • To provide specific intervention opportunities, including Reading Recovery and Better Reading Partnerships.
    • Closely monitor and support for attendance issues in order to raise attainment.
    • To provide stability for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium by supporting and strengthening families.
    • To give individual pupils the best possible support in lesson time through smaller class sizes for literacy and numeracy.
    • To subsidise Pupil Premium Children for paid extra-curricular opportunities, including residentials.
    • To provide intervention where there are gaps in attainment and/or where progress is limited
    • To provide relevant CPD, which will enable staff to target eligible pupils for intervention groups to provide high-impact learning.

    Actions

    •  Continue to fund a Parent Liaison Officer and Attendance Manager.
    • Deploy and employ teachers to create a three-way split in literacy and numeracy from Year 1 to Year 6 (reducing class sizes).
    • Employ a Pupil Premium Leader from within existing staffing to champion, develop, monitor, challenge and support Pupil Premium children’s achievement/progress.
    • Develop projects with local organisations to provide individualised support for families (e.g. Lifestyle and Food, Gentoo, Foundation of Light, etc).
    • Off-set the cost of residential trips and music tuition for Pupil Premium children
    • Restructure Teaching Assistant roles/timetables to allow appropriate time to deliver quality interventions specific to the needs of individual children.
    • Continue daily Breakfast Club.
    • Deliver One-to-Two After School Tuition for Pupil Premium Children.
    • Run an Easter School for Year 6 pupil for 1 week of 1/2 days in the Easter holidays.

    Impact

    When comparing achievement between Non-Pupil Premium children and Pupil Premium children, there is evidence that generally in all areas the gap has narrowed over time.  See statement below:

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