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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

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What is the Pupil Premium?


Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding that is given to us by the government to support children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement. The amount we receive is based on the number of children that we have who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM). We receive the equivalent of £1320 for every child who is currently in receipt of Free School Meals plus some additional funding that is based on the number of children who have had Free School Meals in the past 6 years but are no longer eligible, this is known as Ever6. As a school, we have a responsibility to report on the progress of children receiving pupil premium; demonstrate how we are using the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and the impact that it is having on children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

 

Our Aim

 

To ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are able to make the same progress as, or better progress, than their peers.

 

How much Pupil Premium money do we get?

 

In the academic year 2018/19 our Pupil Premium Funding will be approximately £25680

 

Principles

 

At Archbishop Cranmer, we organise teaching and learning in order to best meet the needs of all our children.
We arrange appropriate provision for children from vulnerable groups and for those who may be socially disadvantaged, to ensure that their needs are accurately assessed and met. We aim to support children and families with the social, emotional and behavioural aspects of learning, and to overcome identified barriers to educational achievement such as gaps in non-negotiables and poor retention of curriculum knowledge and skills.

 

Main Barriers to Educational Achievement at Archbishop Cranmer

 

  • Poor retention of curriculum knowledge and skills
  • Gaps in knowledge including non-negotiables
  • Poor attendance
  • Siblings with SEND or complex needs
  • Recently separated families
  • Reduced home support
  • Limited opportunities to read outside of school with an adult
  • Pupil self-esteem and self-confidence

 

Impact

 

At Archbishop Cranmer CE Academy the PPG has been used to fund a range of interventions, resources and initiatives:

  • Quality First Teaching
  • Early morning ‘Fun Fit Club’ and additional ‘Mini Fun Fit Club’ taster sessions afterschool
  • Music Tuition
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Full or part payments towards residential trips
  • Educational Visits
  • Before and After-School Clubs and Extra Curricular Opportunities
  • Booster sessions
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Increased Teaching Partner Support to work with small groups, 1:1 and reduce class size
  • Targeted Small Group Support

 

The impact of this is measured through pupil progress meetings, questionnaire feedback, progress and attainment monitoring and end of Key Stage results.  Alongside this, class teachers monitor pupil’s individual spending using PPG deployment of funding logs which are used to measure impact of spending.

 

Outcomes to date

Taken from ‘Deployment of PP Funds’ individual logs

 

  • Improved focus and support to work on deeper learning challenges
  • Now on target for accelerated progress
  • Active participation and engagement in sports participation
  • Enjoyment and sense of achievement demonstrated in personal attitudes and in written outcomes
  • Smaller class size and groups has had a great impact on their self-esteem and confidence, particularly in maths – also demonstrated through improved assessment scores
  • Opportunities for cross-curricular immersion in learning benefitting pupils due to hands on approach. Fostering engagement and questioning.
  • Fun Fit club has made a great impact on pupils’ handwriting, co-ordination, personal organisation and attitudes towards PE lessons

The Pupil Premium Strategy will be reviewed in September 2019.

 

Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium

 

Parents can check eligibility for free school meals through Nottinghamshire County Council's website - https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-meals/free-school-meals-and-milk and, if eligible, also gain welcome additional funding for their child’s school, known as ‘Pupil Premium’. If eligible, you are not obliged to accept the free school meals for your child if you wish to make other arrangements, but we do want to encourage applications as the additional funding gained would still benefit education provision at the school.

 

What the service does for parents

 

After entering essential details into the website, the online application process links to the Department for Education system for checking eligibility and gives an immediate ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, and will notify the school.

This system is being provided to encourage parents to apply and take advantage of free school meals while at the same time increasing the benefit to schools from Pupil Premium funding, a substantial amount of which does not reach schools because not all parents who are eligible apply for free meals for their child.

 

What the service does for schools

 

As the government has introduced free school meals for all children in Key Stage 1, it is more important than ever for schools to know the number of pupils for whom they can claim Pupil Premium funding. These funds enable schools to take on additional staff and invest in additional equipment, resources and activities to the benefit all children.

 

For more information on Pupil Premium, please visit –

https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/pupil-premium-update

 

Disadvantaged pupils

Pupil premium per pupil

Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£1,320

Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority

£1,900

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

£1,900

 

Service children

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  • Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 5 Service
  • Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

£300

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/18

Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017

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