Pupil Premium Allocation
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding made by the Government to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. There are several categories for which this funding is allocated and the amount that the school receives is dependent on the numbers of children who are in these categories.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding it receives and how this funding is to be used.
At Kingsnorth CEP School we aim:-
- To ensure that learning and teaching meets the needs of all pupils
- To ensure that appropriate provision is made for all children in all socially disadvantaged groups and these needs are assessed and met
- To understand that not all children allocated the Pupil Premium are disadvantaged but that this funding could be used to develop even better outcomes for those children
- To allocate the funding after a 'Needs Analysis' to ensure that it is allocated to identified pupils or groups
Currently, we will have an allocation for Pupil premium of approximately £75,000. The intention is to spend this allocation as we have done in previous years but with an emphasis on 'closing the gaps' through booster groups and targeted intervention.
In the Year 2014 to 2015 the school received £64,000 in Pupil Premium. This is being used to:
Resources for (including staffing) the Read, Write Inc/Freshstart Literacy project used to develop Phonics, Reading and Writing skills across Key Stage 1 and 2. This also included staff training.
To purchase the participation in the “Achievement for All” programme, that aims to ‘Close the Gap” for vulnerable children and improve their progress and achievement. This includes a training and development programme.
Small group intervention provided by Learning Support Assistants.
The purchase of the Edukent Educational Psychologist (EP) service.
- Play Therapy
Support for families who have children in these groups to take part in educational and residential trips and swimming lessons.
Funding for Breakfast club as needed.
- Computer equipment and software for use with booster classes and homework clubs
- Items of school uniform and equipment.
- Booster groups
Progress to date this year:
- In 2015, 89% of the children who were eligible for Pupil Premium passed the Yr. 1 phonics screener (2015). Another increase on last years figure.
- In 2014, 80% of the children who were eligible for Pupil Premium passed the Yr. 1 phonics screener (2014), closing the gaps in their knowledge which is having an impact on reading and writing. This is compared to 33% in the previous year.
- 100% of the children who were eligible for Pupil Premium passed in the Yr. 2 phonics retest in 2014 and 2015, compared to 33% in 2013.
To see the impact of our previous years pupil premium funding please click here.