Allocation

Pupil Premium Allocation 2020-2021

The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011, and is paid by means of a specific grant allocated by the government which is based on the school census figures for pupils registered as being eligible for the funding.

The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning 1 April 2020.

PPG provides funding for two separate policies:

  • raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
  • supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

The PPG per-pupil rate for 2020 to 2021 is as follows:

Disadvantaged pupils         

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM)

£1,345

Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£955

Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority

£2,345

Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)

£2,345

Service children

Service premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

£310

 

Eligibility

Ever 6 free school meals

The pupil premium for 2020 to 2021 will include pupils recorded in the January 2020 school census who have had a recorded period of FSM eligibility since May 2014, as well as those first recorded as eligible at January 2020.

Children adopted from care or who have left care

The pupil premium for 2020 to 2021 will include pupils recorded in the January 2020 school census and alternative provision census, who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.

Ever 6 service child

For the purposes of these grant conditions, Ever 6 service child means a pupil recorded in the January 2020 school census who was eligible for the service child premium since the January 2015 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2020 school census.

It is up to the school to decide how the grant is spent but the outcome of spending the grant needs to be an additional provision made for the identified individuals.Through research (EEF), experience and feedback from the NGA we know that a significant barrier to learning is the poor Social and Emotional skills that dealing with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) cause and for this reason we use some of the pupil premium allocation to support pupils who have barriers to learning due to ACEs.

Reviewing last year’s results in attainment we are able to see that we have made significant impact with KS1 reading and maths. The gap between children eligible for pupil premium and those who are not has narrowed. This means that the support we put into place for pupil premium children is effective. To improve further we need to narrow this gap for writing.

KS2 – Pupil Premium children had more success with their results in SATs with reading and writing than non-pupil premium children. Maths the gap did widen by 6%, however the combined reading, writing & maths results had no attainment gap. 

From our Pupil Premium budget of £460,000 we have allocated fixed cost interventions for 2020 /21:

Inclusion Team consisting of:

Safeguarding Team (£62,000)

Attendance Team (£39,000)

Behaviour Support Team (including School Counsellor SEMH Support) (£126,000)

Walking Bus (£12,000)

Curriculum Support consisting of:

Online learning for isolating / clinically vulnerable children (£31,000)

Reading Support (£6,000)

Phonics Intervention (£20,000)

Yoga (£8,000)

Support with trips and activities (£40,000)

Music Tuition (£10,000)

= £354,000

The remaining monies will be used for additional initiatives allocated and assigned to the individual child. In addition to these costings are the costs of any after school activities, uniform, trips, St John’s Ambulance – First Aid Training, transport that are not charged for Disadvantaged children. These costs are allocated to each child on Provision Map Writer.

 

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