What is pupil premium?
The Pupil Premium (PP) is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM); this will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Those children looked after by the local authority (LAC), or who have been adopted from care, the children of armed service personnel, this will also include service children who have been eligible for service funding in the last 5 years (known as Ever 5 measure).
The intended purpose of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment through targeted support for these vulnerable children.
Why should I apply?
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Pupil Premium Funding
The government believes that the pupil premium funding which is additional to the main school funding is the best to way to ensure the all children are able to make good progress and tackle disadvantage. This ensures that the school is able to target resources where they are needed most to address inequalities.
It is for schools to decide how to spend the pupil premium funding they receive. At Manor Field Infant School we use the funding we receive to purchase additional resources and to address both the academic and pastoral needs of our children to ensure they make good progress and achieve well.
Manor Field infant School – The Impact of Pupil Premium (Update October 2017)
In our school those pupils who receive pupil premium funding make good progress and the gap between their attainment and that of their classmates has narrowed in reading and is narrowing in maths and writing. The school promotes equality of opportunity in learning by providing pupils with extra help in lessons, in small groups or individually as required. In the last 3 years we have seen our funding drop from £82, 000 to £42,000 and are monitoring this impact on our provision and how to manage the reduction of funding and the reasons for this drop.
In 2016 -2017 Manor Field Infant School received £52,240 in Pupil Premium Funding. We used our funding in the following ways (a detailed breakdown is also on this web page):
Following research findings at national level and our own data we have targeted closing the gap on entry to school by employing a specialist speech and language teaching assistant. Our data analysis highlighted poor speech and language as a barrier to learning therefore our specially trained Speech TA screens pupils via language link to create tailored learning plans which support each pupil’s individual language development. The impact being that there is no gap for the prime areas by the end of Foundation Stage at the end of the academic year 2015-16 and that this had a significant impact on phonics attainment in the 2016-17 screening check with 86% of pupils passing and those pupils with additional funding achieving above the national figure for like pupils.
The appointment of a nurture group leader to address emotional and social needs of pupils, this support develops pupil resilience and self-esteem so that they can translate these coping strategies into the classroom and thus impacting on their learning.
Additional TA support and intervention for our NESSY phonics online support for pupils and a targeted small group work in Year 1 developed by Hampshire Educational Psychologists for number acquisition.
A specialist reading intervention teacher to focus on maintaining our high percentage of pupils achieving above National average and to close the gap for pupils on entry to school.