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Ascot Heath CE Junior School

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding, from the government, provided to schools for supporting pupils of all abilities from disadvantaged families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities to learn and make good progress as other children. The aim of the Pupil Premium is ‘to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.’ (DFE 2012).

What are the criteria for Pupil Premium Grant funding?

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM).
  • Children who have received free school meals in last 6 years.
  • Looked after children.
  • Children who have left looked after care because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
  • Children of armed forces families

Schools, in partnerhsip with parents/carers and pupils, decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to raise attainment, fund resources for learning, address gaps in provision and support personal development/inclusion. At Ascot Heath CE Junior this is facilitated by the Family Support Advisor and the Deputy Head.

All our staff and governors are responsible for disadvantaged pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs with appropriate support and challenge. The targeted use of Pupil Premium will support individual pupils and the school community to achieve our strategic aims.

Aims and Objectives

At Ascot Heath CE Junior School, we believe that all our children have an equal entitlement to education, and should have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. We seek to achieve this by:

  • Assuring the learning experiences in the classroom through planning, Quality First Teaching, assessment and reporting.
  • Having a range of group and individual interventions designed to support those with identified needs or barriers to learning.
  • Offering a rich and varied menu of activities designed to engage and motivate pupils, raise their aspirations and create a positive view of learning.
  • Supporting individuals’ and families’ needs through our FSA to enable parents to engage in their children’s learning and signposting additional support if needed.

Parents are encouraged to apply for Pupil Premium if they think they might be eligible, even if your child would prefer to have packed lunch, as the school receives a significant amount of funding for each child. Your child will then benefit from free school educational visits and free after school clubs, in addition to other support in school. If you need help with the application process, please speak to the office.

Pupil Premium Allocation Proposal 2017-2018

For the current financial year the school receives an additional £18,480 in the budget to support 14 pupils.

Focus

Allocation

Outline of Activity/Resource/Intervention

Learning Support

£9280 (50.2%)

  • Targeted Teaching Assistant support in core lessons (English and maths)
  • Group interventions for reading, grammar, spelling/phonics, number and social skills 
  • 1:1 tutoring/catch-up sessions on a short term basis to boost learning, progress and confidence
  • Homework Club (PPG and peers by invitation) to support key skills and good learning habits

Extra-Curricular & Clubs

£1200   (6.5%)

  • One club, activity or Maestros music lesson per term from the range published each term.
  • Clubs run by school staff are free and PPG pupils are encouraged to attend

Family Support Advisor

£3000 (16.2%)

  • FSA hours for direct work with pupils/families to support inclusion, welfare and attendance
  • FSA hours for meetings and planning

Curricular Visits and Residentials

£900     (4.9%)

  • Parents/carers may use the PPG to fund curricular visits, cooking, workshops etc. This is clearly stated on any request for parent/carer contributions.
  • PPG families may use their funding to pay for 50% of the Year 5 and 6 residentials. Bursaries are also sought from PGL if needed/applicable. 

External Services

£600     (3.2%)

  • Assessment and provision from Student Support or the Educational Psychology Service
  • Training for Teaching Assistants to support learning in class and interventions for PPG pupils

School Clothing

£700       (3.8%)

  • Remuneration for agreed items of school uniform, eg. £10 for a school jumper, £30 contribution towards school shoes

Resources

£2800  (15.2%)

  • Personal iPads to support learning with selected apps for reading, spelling and times tables
  • Maths and English resources including Carr bars, place value counters and dictionaries

 

Year 6 Pupil Outcomes - End of Key Stage 2 SATs Results 2017:

 Attainment

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading, Writing & Maths

Number of eligible pupils

Cohort

Pupil Premium

Cohort

Pupil Premium

Cohort

Pupil Premium

Cohort

Pupil

Premium

59

6

59

6

59

6

59  

6

Percentage of pupils meeting ARE

75%

50%

88%

67%

79%

50%

69%

50%

Percentage of pupils above ARE

24%

33%

25%

17%

20%

17%

Average Scaled Score

103.9 

 96.5

N/A

N/A

104.4

101.2

 

 

 

Progress

Reading

Writing

Maths

Number of eligible pupils

Cohort

Pupil Premium

Cohort

Pupil Premium

Cohort

Pupil Premium

58*

6

58*

6

58*

6

Progress Score

-2.6

-6.4

+0.4

-0.1

-2.1

-2.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*KS1 data is unavailable/missing for one or more pupils

 

Further information is available online using the links below:-

http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

https://www.gov.uk/topic/schools-colleges-childrens-services/support-for-children-young-people