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Pupil Premium

Smeeth Community Primary School

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure

 

Date Reviewed & Updated:                                                 May 2021

Date Ratified by Governing Body:                                      tbc  

Next Review Date:                                                                 May 2022

 

Provision & Impact for Our 2020/2021 Academic Year 

 

Smeeth Community Primary School

This section contains details of our pupil premium allocation and plans to spend it in the current year; and, for the previous year, a statement of how the money was spent, and the impact that it had on educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.

 

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the government to target specific groups of children.

 

These pupils must be from one of the following groups:-

  • Families who have been eligible for Free School Meals during the past 6 years
  • Children in Local Authority Care
  • Children who have a parent/s who work in the armed forces

Its purpose is to fund initiatives and help schools overcome barriers to children’s learning, so that any gaps in attainment are narrowed by accelerating an individual’s progress. It has been recognised that nationally, children from the groups specified above, do not tend to achieve as well as pupils who are not in these three groups.

 

It is our aim to ensure that all pupils receive the best possible education and are encouraged and supported with their learning so they attain and achieve well. We maintain a clear focus on any pupils who are not reaching expected attainment or making adequate progress and have a clear tracking system with Provision Maps in place to ensure we monitor and target any support that is necessary. We also liaise with outside agencies and communicate with parents and carers so that they are kept informed. Smeeth Community Primary School makes every effort to encourage families who are able to claim Free School Meals to do so.

 

Currently, 2021 – 2022, 8.5% of our pupils are currently eligible for Pupil Premium Funding from the Ever 6 Spring Census report 2020.

 

The School recognises that not all Pupil Premium pupils present as vulnerable or disadvantaged and not all pupils who are vulnerable, or socially disadvantaged, claim Free School Meals.

 

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to:

 

  • Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers
  • Support children with parents in the regular armed forces

 

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) per pupil for 2020 to 2021 was £16,820 and spent as follows:

 

Disadvantaged pupils

PPG per pupil

Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 6 recorded as ‘Ever 6 FSM’ (Free School Meals)

£1320

Looked After Children (LAC)

£0

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

£2300

Service children pupils in year groups R to 11 recorded as ‘Ever 5 Service

£0

 

PPG for Smeeth Community Primary School

£16,820

Total number of pupils on roll (Sept 19)

128

Total number of ‘Ever 6 FSM’ pupils

14

Total number of Looked After Children

0

Total number of Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children

1

Total number of ‘Ever 5 Service Child’ pupils

0

Total Amount of PPG received

£16,820

 

At Smeeth Community Primary School, the leadership team, teachers and teaching assistants all make regular use of data (analysed at pupil progress meetings) to identify all children who are at risk of underachievement. We specifically focus on the progress of pupils, entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant. We closely monitor the effectiveness of any chosen strategy or intervention through half-termly Pupil Progress meetings. These are run by the Head Teacher, SENCo and teaching staff, who agree the priorities for closing the gaps between children’s achievement and progress, analyse their effectiveness and report to governors. Governors review the impact of measures as an integral part of their monitoring.

 

At Smeeth Community Primary School our aims are:

  • To ensure that teaching and learning meets the needs of all pupils.
  • To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially and disadvantaged pupils are robustly assessed and addressed.
  • To recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered for Free School Meals. Therefore, Smeeth Community Primary School will use its professional judgement to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or groups of pupils that the School has identified as being disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals. Therefore it may be the case that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time

 

Funding from the Pupil Premium Grant for 2020 - 2021 was allocated in the following ways:

  • Funding of additional teaching hours for 1:1 and small group support for children identified from half-termly data analysis.
  • Targeted interventions to support the narrowing of the gap in attainment and progress of children in vulnerable groups.
  • Partial subsidisation of places on educational visits, and visitors to enrich the curriculum further
  • Places in Breakfast Club and After School Club
  • Extended school activities including access to extra-curricular clubs, including music tuition
  • Uniform, PE Kit and items such as book bags, water bottles etc.

We have spent the funding in the following ways: (Please note that we have made adjustments due to Covid-19 and the most appropriate need)

 

Provision

Allocated Funding

Type of Support

Small group tuition for PPG pupils

£3,500 plus SEN TA time used approx. £1,500

Academic

Targeted intervention groups for PPG and identified vulnerable pupils

£3,500

Academic

Lego Therapy/Drawing and Talking Sessions

£465

Pastoral/

Well Being/ Emotional Support

Music Therapy

 

£1,125

Pastoral/

Well Being/ Emotional Support

Uniform and other items such as PE Kits, book bags etc

£100

Pastoral/

Well Being/ Emotional Support

Partial subsidisation of places on educational visits (£1800 Residential deposit paid and will carry over to next appropriate year as cancelled due to Covid-19)

£0

Academic

Extended schools activities including access to clubs (less than planned due to closures)

£150

Pastoral / Well Being / Emotional Support

Additional TA support in class and interventions

£3,700

Academic

Free School Meals pparcels (additional to summer vouchers provided by government scheme)

£400

Health and Safety

 

 Forest School Training

£800

Pastoral/

Well Being/ Emotional Support

SENCo time

£2,500

 

Total

£18,320

 

Smeeth School also uses an amount of funding to pay for educational experiences, resources and training for staff that we believe will encourage effort and progress and will facilitate a broader learning experience for pupils. This year, following the Ofsted Inspection in September 2019, we have spent extensive additional time designing a bespoke Smeeth Curriculum and redesigning our strategies for evaluating interventions. During school closures, we remained open for key worker / vulnerable children and also provided care throughout the holidays and bank holidays for these children. Teachers continued to teach through an online teaching portal and we checked in regularly with PP and FSM families, providing meal vouchers and emotional and practical support as appropriate.

Governor Involvement in Pupil Premium Funding

The Governing Body receives regular data reports on the progress of all vulnerable groups, including all Pupil Premium children and they discuss and review practice. Governors take an active part and learn about Pupil Premium from first hand experiences, regularly visiting the School, taking part in learning walks, Pupil Progress Meetings and school self-reviews.

 

It should be noted that pupils who are allocated Pupil Premium may have one or more of the following that could affect progress and learning significantly:

 

  • Special Educational Needs
  • Medical needs
  • Social and /or emotional mental health needs
  • Have suffered a bereavement or other trauma
  • A later start date at our school

Attainment Results - Summer 2019 (There is no data for summer 2020 due to school closures)

 

 

Smeeth School

All Pupils

Smeeth School

Pupil Premium

(number of)

National %

EYFS reaching good level of development

92%

N/A – no PP children in this year group

72

Y1 Phonics screening

Reaching required standard

94%

N/A – no PP children in this year group

82

KS1 Reading

Reaching expected +

80%

100%  (1/1)

75

KS1 Writing

Reaching expected +

73%

100%  (1/1)

69

KS1 Maths

Reaching expected +

80%

100%  (1/1)

76

KS2 SATs Reading

Reaching expected +

77%

50% (1/2)

73

KS2 Writing

Reaching expected +

81%

50% (1/2)

78

KS2 SATs Maths

Reaching expected +

56%

50% (1/2)

79

KS2 SATs GPS

Reaching expected +

81%

50% (1/2)

78

KS2 Combined R/Wr/M

56%

50% (1/2)

65

 

Pupil Premium funding for 2021/2022 is £13,105

We will allocate use of the Pupil Premium Grant this year according to the Aims listed above. As in 2020/2021 this includes a needs analysis, which will identify priority groups or individuals. At the time of writing, Covid-19 is still current and we will be planning in further SEMH opportunities as we feel prudent.

 

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