Pupil Premium

Every child should be able to fulfil their potential, whatever their background. The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are (or have been) entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed services personnel.

Pupil Premium funding is not ring-fenced. It is for the school to determine how best to use the funding to compensate for disadvantage and demonstrate that the specific needs of eligible pupils have been addressed.

At Brading we are fully aware that there are many barriers to learning and achievement, and these are not just restricted to the classroom.  We recognise that we need to support the 'whole' child in all aspects of their development academically; socially; emotionally; physically and, when required the whole of the family’s needs.  We want to ensure that all our children have the life opportunities and experiences which will enable them to reach for the stars.

We feel that our possible school barriers to learning are

  • Low income families can be less able to offer their children a wider range of additional experiences  
  • Children entering school may be well below national expectations
  • High level of pupils with social and emotional needs which affects their behaviour and attitude to learning
  • High levels of mobility
  • Low attendance
  • Higher that National levels of children with special needs.
  • Families needing support within their day to day home life

All schools are required to publish information about how the Pupil Premium funding has been used and what the impact has been on learning, attainment and pupil well-being.

Our overall aim to address/support the reduction of barriers include:

  • Providing an exciting, interesting and engaging curriculum that enables children to live in today's modern Britain.
  • High quality teaching that supports individual needs (such as speech and language, gaps in learning due to moving schools and low attendance, not being at age related expectation when starting school, additional support for reading and maths, boosters before and after school to name a few), so that the right targeted support is provided effectively and efficiently to the right children at the right time.  This is to ensure they are 'keeping up' rather than catching up with their learning.
  • Ensure that by the time the children leave us at Brading from being part of a TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) that TRUST (Truth, Respect, Unity, Sincerity, Tolerance) each other, they have built in inner independence and resilience. 
  • Meet the needs of all children and their families, whatever the circumstances, using our excellent Family Liaisons Officer and partnerships with external agencies.

Our overall aim is for all pupil premium children to achieve national the same as our non-pupil premium children or above.

During 2016-2017-we received £75,360 and we used the money to –

  • To provide cultural and curriculum experiences
  • To provide resources to support children’s behaviour / attendance and self esteem
  • To provide an improved levels of MSA support over the lunchtime period to support pupils needs
  • To provide an improved level of support children’s emotional and social needs by developing nurture provision
  • To provide additional support in classes
  • To reduce class size sizes in KS 2 to accelerate progress
  • To provide additional inclusion support across the school to support and monitor children’s individual needs
  • To further develop provision for children and families working on Common Assessment framework and with social services plans.
  • To provide additional resources to support English and Maths/children’s individual needs

Achievements

Ofsted judged Brading as a 'Good' school in July 2016, with our work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare classed as outstanding.

(See Ofsted report)

The impact of children achieved was as follows (the table below shows the percentage of good progress during 2016-2017)

Year 2

Reading

Writing

Maths

Pupil premium

100%

100%

72%

Non Pupil premium

68%

72%

75%

 

Year 6

Reading

Writing

Maths

Pupil premium

83%

83%

83%

Non Pupil premium

100%

100%

100%

For the academic year 2017/18, Brading Primary has received £65,540  in Pupil Premium funding.

We will be using the money to –

A-To address/support reduction of barriers for future attainment

  • To provide financial support for the families towards trip and after school club opportunities.
  • To provide additional high quality support staff who are able to support individual children’s needs.
  • To provide additional inclusion support across the school to support and monitor individual needs
  • To provide additional support in classes and for boosters so needs are met throughout the school day.
  • To provide additional support at break times and lunch times to help develop social interactions
  • To provide additional support to enable a chill and chat session
  • To provide additional support for individual and groups through a range of emotional and social needs.
  • To provide additional inclusion support across the school to support and monitor individual needs.
  • To provide additional rewards incentives to the behaviours, attendance and self esteem

B- To address/support reduction of barriers for future attainment

  • To meet the needs of all children and their families, whatever the circumstances, using our excellent Family Liaisons Officer and partnerships with external agencies

We will monitor the impact of these provisions by-

  • Budget is monitored by Governors throughout the finical and academic year.
  • Our Pupil premium Governor works with the Headteacher and talks to the children their findings are reported to Governors who regularly and challenge.
  • Achievement and Standards committee monitor the progress and achievement of all children across the school.
  • Senior leadership team robustly monitor throughout the year all progress and achievement made by children.
  • Headteacher, Inclusion Lead and Family liaison office work closely with all staff to plan extra interventions and support, which can be academic, emotional and social including whole families. This information is regularly updated to ensure children receive timely and robust interventions.
  • Disucssion undertaken with the children Senior Leadership team.

 

This plan will be reviewed July 2018.

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium