The Government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Pupil premium funding is allocated to children who are registered for free school meals or who have received free school meals in the past six years. It also includes children who have been looked after in care continuously for the past six months. It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

Parents are urged to register for free school meals even if you do not intend to make use of the service. We still receive the funding and it will be used to target support for all children registered.

 

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG)

2016/17

Total number of pupils on role

194

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

7

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,320

Total amount of PPG received

£9,240

                

The main barriers to educational achievement at St. Augustine's could include emotional well-being and lack of resources to support learning at home. 

  

   Nature of support 2016/17

 

Specialist Teacher support – working on a one to one, small group or advisory basis. 

 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant led interventions to address specific need in Mathematics or Literacy.

 

    Teaching Assistant led intervention programmes for small groups or pairs of children, focussing on key phonic skills and/or key mathematical concepts.

 

Additional Teaching Assistant support within the classroom, including focussed 1:1 sessions under the direction of the class teacher.

 

    Subsidies to enable pupil premium pupils to participate in residential visits, cultural outings and curriculum based outings.

 

    One complete school uniform is provided by the school.

   

 

                   
   Curriculum focus of pupil premium spending 2016/17   

 

Support within the classroom by Teaching Assistants, especially with Literacy and Mathematics.

 

Key skills in Literacy focussed on in intervention groups outside the classroom includes:-   

  1. Phonic skills for reading and spelling, including the use of Nessy
  2. Comprehension including the use of Reading for Meaning.
  3. Additional reading to an adult
  4. Support to develop writing skills

 

Key skills in Mathematics focussed on in intervention groups outside the classroom includes:-   

  1. Knowledge and use of multiplication tables
  2. Recognition of place value supported by use of base 10 equipment
  3. Marking maths homework in streamed groups  

             

         
                                               
     Measuring the impact of pupil premium spending     
                          

The progress of pupil premium children is tracked on a termly basis and is discussed with teachers during our pupil progress meetings.

Where progress is not as expected, support is adjusted in         conjunction with class teachers and teaching assistants.

The progress of all children including those in receipt of pupil premium funding is reported to the governors’ standards committee.

The date of the next review of the school's pupil premium strategy will be September 2017.  

  

           
 

 

Pupil Premium 2015/16  

 

Last year's funding was spent on employing a Higher Learning Teaching Assistant to support children with Literacy and Numeracy and with a programme of interventions to support emotional well being.  This included training by the Educational Psychologist.

All Teaching Assistants received training from the Education Intervention Service to support pupil premium children with developing processing and working memory.

Last year all of our pupil premium children made progress in line with or exceeding their peers.