Since April 2011 schools receive an additional allocation of funding to support specific groups of pupils who may be disadvantaged.
Schools receive a pupil premium grant to support work with pupils who; have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years,
have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
For further information about this funding see:
Aiskew, Leeming Bar C of E School Principles for the Pupil Premium:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals are socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupils premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individual. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation – The PPG allocation for 2015/6 (£12,960) was targeted to provide:
- Support to the three class structure which provided smaller class sizes, a narrower range of year groups and ensured that vulnerable children received high quality support from all adults
- Training for teaching assistants in ‘quality first’ teaching
- 1:1 support from teaching assistants who delivered interventions programmed by Richmond EMS e.g. Better Reading Support Partners, Dynamo maths – this helped to accelerate progress and close any existing gaps
- 1 to 1 support for a disadvantaged pupil who recently joined the school
- resources which would enhance the quality of intervention support e.g. Dynamo Maths
- Pastoral support from an Advanced Teaching Assistant who ran a HMS Heroes club for service pupils
- Transport for service pupils to enable them to attend events e.g. Ripon Cathedral, Thorpe Perrow and Armed Forces Day
- A quiet/reflective area in the school grounds where pupils could sit quietly with friends or have time on their own
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation – The PPG allocation for 2016/7 (£17,560) is being targeted to:
- Increase general teaching assistant support to ensure smaller pupil groups are produced and that children receive high quality support from all adults
- Train new teaching assistants in maths and English interventions e.g. Success@Arithmetic and Units of Sound
- Purchase the Read Write Inc. spelling programme to support and improve pupils’ spelling
- Provide a qualified Advanced Teaching Assistant to deliver interventions in maths, reading and writing
- Provide pastoral support for service pupils from a newly qualified teaching assistant who will also run the Military Kids Club for them
- Provide financial support for pupils to attend clubs/visits and residentials
- Purchase and make symbolic resources for the quiet area