Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

As you may be aware the Government have allocated a significant amount of money (£1.25 billion) to schools across the country to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those children looked after by the Local Authority and children of armed service personnel.

All schools are free to choose the best way to allocate this money to address the specific needs of their children and families. However; all schools are required to report the amount of money that they have been allocated and how this money is being spent.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

Our Pupil Premium strategy 2017-2018 can be viewed here.
Pupil premium strategy statement 2017

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017

Our Pupil Premium Strategy document can be downloaded below.

Pupil Premium Strategy (PDF)

 

Pupil Premium 2015-2016

Where are we spending the pupil Premium?

During the 2015 – 2016 academic year, the school’s pupil premium monies (£43,246) are being provisionally spent on:

  • A highly qualified teaching assistant.
  • Reading Intervention (Read Write Inc Fresh Start .)
  • Supporting educational visits.
  • Uniform and shoes for vulnerable children.
  • Extra- curricular clubs including but not limited to: Art Club, Reading club and Breakfast club.
  • Continuing to keep classes smaller than the average primary school.
  • 1:1 tuition for pupils in Y2 and Y6.
  • Attendance/Reading awards.

The impact of this money will be evaluated at the end of this academic year.

What has been the impact in 2014-2015?

  • A highly qualified teaching assistant has reduced staff to pupil ratio allowing better progress.
  • Every Child Counts maths’ intervention allowed some children working behind their age relation to progress adequately.
  • Supporting educational visits – Blaydon West has no accessible school field and so activities such as the annual sports day was held at a Sports Centre. All children were safely transported to and from.
  • Uniform and shoes for vulnerable children; these children were aided directly from the school
  • Extra- curricular clubs including: Press Pack, cookery club and Breakfast club –Children attended various clubs throughout the year. This boosted not only academic levels but also social and cultural areas.
  • Continuing to keep classes smaller than the average primary school – Class sizes were small allowing a greater adult to pupil ratio
  • 1:1 tuition for pupils in Y2 and Y6 – A teacher was employed to allow tuition of children requiring extra support
  • Music tuition – Music tuition was applied where possible to all interested children.
  • Attendance/Reading awards – Attendance and reading rewards were given to children showing significant improvement.

 

 

Pupil Premium 2013-2014

During the 2013 – 2014 academic year, the school’s pupil premium monies (£50,000) are being spent on:

  • A highly qualified teaching assistant.
  • Every Child Counts maths’ intervention.
  • Supporting educational visits.
  • Uniform and shoes for vulnerable children.
  • Extra- curricular clubs including: Press Pack, cookery club and Breakfast club.
  • Continuing to keep classes smaller than the average primary school.
  • 1:1 tuition for pupils in Y2 and Y6.
  • Music tuition.
  • Attendance/Reading awards.

The impact of this money will be evaluated at the end of this academic year.

 

 

Pupil Premium 2012-2013

During the 2012-2013 academic year, the school’s pupil premium monies (£33,000) were spent on:

  • A highly qualified teaching assistant.
  • Every Child Counts maths’ intervention.
  • Supporting educational visits.
  • Uniform and shoes for vulnerable children.
  • Extra- curricular clubs including: Press Pack, Cookery Club and Breakfast club.
  • Continuing to keep classes smaller than the average primary school.
  • 1:1 tuition for pupils in Y2 and Y6.
  • Music tuition.
  • Attendance/Reading awards.

 

 

What has the impact been in 2012-2013?

  • 1:1 tuition and booster classes in Y2 and Y6 has resulted in children making good and sometimes accelerated progress.
  • Every Child Counts programme has resulted in 6 out of 6 children making good progress.
  • Subsidising Breakfast Club has resulted in an improved attendance for children and consequently improved attainment.
  • Subsidising the costs of school visits has ensured all pupils have access to school visits to enrich their curriculum.
  • Subsidising music costs has ensured all pupils have access to music tuition.
  • The attendance, reading awards has encourages children so much that attendance figures are increasing.

 

 

Pupil Premium 2011/2012

For the financial year 2011/2012 our school received £33,184 in Pupil Premium funding. This was used as follows:

  • Additional individual or small group tuition programmes for those children who need a boost to their learning in order to reach their full potential.
  • Educational visits, extra-curricular activities and other opportunities to boost learning.
  • Individual musical instrument tuition.
  • We have invested in additional teaching staff to support the provision of intervention activities, including supporting the costs of the Numbers Count Maths’ intervention programme delivered by a teacher.
  • Supporting children’s learning in the classroom by ensuring that class sizes are as low as possible.
  • We subsidise the cost of our Breakfast Club and After School Clubs to keep these as low as possible for our parents.

Every child across the school will, or has already, benefited from the investments and changes that we have made as a result of Pupil Premium. Our overall aim is to raise the standard of teaching and learning and widen children’s experiences in school.

 

 

 

 

What has the impact been in 2011/2012?

  • Improved pupil progress in all phases (see school data).
  • We have achieved a reduction in the incidents of persistent absence of pupils.
  • Children have benefited from a wide and varied curriculum.
  • Children’s attitudes to learning are good.

 

 

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