What is the purpose of Pupil Premium Funding?
Pupil Premium is additional funding to the main school budget. The calculation for funding is based on children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and looked after children on the school roll. From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. From January 2014 the grant was additionally extended to include children who were adopted from care. The purpose of Pupil Premium is to target funds to pupils who need it most and to tackle disadvantage.
How does Pupil Premium work?
Schools decide how the Pupil Premium allocation is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to redress inequality and disadvantages for children who are eligible for FSM or who are 'looked after'.
Parents are encouraged to register their child as eligible for FSM, if applicable, as this will mean that the school receives its maximum entitlement.
How much Pupil Premium funding does Billesdon Primary School receive?
In the academic year 2017/18 we received £7,920
In the academic year 2018 /19 we received £5,217
How does Billesdon Primary School spend the Pupil Premium funding?
In 2017/18 the Pupil Premium was spent on:
The provision of education support staff to deliver intervention groups within the school, providing additional English and Maths support in both small groups and one to one session to include FSM and looked after pupils.
The provision of a specialist teacher to provide intervention in English with our less able pupils (including FSM pupils).
To contribute towards Lexia Core 5 Software, used to narrow the gap of attainment in spelling and reading.
The provision of financial support for educational visits and trips for FSM and looked after pupils.
Resources to support pupils in Intervention groups for English and Maths.
Specialist teacher provision for Health and Well being for small groups of children.
In 2018/19 the Pupil Premium was spent on:
Intervention to support tracking, gaps identified and improvement in enjoyment of reading.
Intervention to identified children to support reading and writing through regularly timetabled sessions.
1:1 support maximised opportunities to successfully implement strategies to benefit individuals and class environment as a whole.
Access to higher tier P.E. provision brought to wider opportunities for all and develop new skills to support core strength development. Wider skills developed as part of access to higher level tier of local sports provision. Range of skills developed increased by access to other sports e.g. swimming, yoga, Boccia, physical literacy programme, Big Moves.
Access to Health & Well Being Sessions to implement strategies to boost self esteem and raise awareness of self-help strategies.
Specialist provision accessed through LSSSP – Tier 1 provision for highest need using a wider range of curriculum content with specialist event provision.
Developing social skills in line with peers through small group work on PSED activities.
Opportunities created to aid continue attainment at Greater Depth levels for reading/writing/maths