Introduced in April 2011, the pupil premium is allocated to children who are either looked after by the local authority, have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) or for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The level of premium for 2018-19 is £1320 per primary (Reception to Year 6) pupil. Pupils in years 7 to 11 will receive £935 for 2018-19.
From April 2014 children who are looked after will attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families – the ‘Pupil Premium Plus’, which will be £1,900 per pupil for 2018-19. This is to reflect the unique challenges they face at school where they often struggle to keep up with their peers at both primary and secondary level.
Children who have parents in the armed forces are supported through the service child premium which for 2018-19 will be set at £300 per pupil.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), service children and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two policies:
• raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
• supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
– The proportion of primary aged children eligible for pupil premium is currently 20/76 = 26%.
– The proportion of secondary aged children eligible for pupil premium is currently 13/35 = 37%.
The proportion of children in our school eligible for pupil premium plus is currently 2/111 = 1% (Amwell View monitor the impact of Pupil Premium Plus in addition to regular CLA and ePEP meetings throughout the academic year).
The total proportion of children in our school eligible for pupil premium is currently 33/111 = 31%.
The percentage has been calculated in respect of the number of Key stage 1-4 pupils on our school roll, which is currently 111 pupils.
In our case the Pupil Premium is allocated straight to us and is clearly identifiable in our budget. It is up to us to decide how Pupil Premium is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our school.
All schools can decide how best to spend this money but must report on and publicise annually how the money has been spent and what the impact has been on the achievement of the pupils. Pupil premium is used to support initiatives to raise achievement, improve attendance and provide out of school hours provision through a range of additional activities. Amwell View School and Specialist Sports College has considered both pupils needs and social background as a starting point to measure the impact of Pupil Premium Funding. This in turn will raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.
Amwell View will measure the impact of Pupil Premium Funding by monitoring progress of the identified pupils from their starting point. The school has considered the main barriers to pupil progress to identify a starting point for pupils in which to measure progress from. The main barriers include specific learning and physical difficulties and disabilities alongside the socioeconomic status. As a school for pupils with using the schools formative and summative assessment processes. As a school for pupils with severe learning difficulties our aim is to provide differentiated meaningful learning opportunities for all pupils to allow them to achieve their full potential. In addition to pupils’ diverse range needs we have created a document which looks at the main areas of people’s social background which may impact on their Education. The summative assessment processes which include evidence of pupils developing confidence and self-esteem.
Summary of Latest Spending
Higher ratio of staff to pupils
Delivery of lunchtime club provision (14 TA’s) (+10 teacher volunteers)
Total staffing = £2,354.10
Total expenditure per annum = £2,354.10
Delivery of after school club provision (45 TA’s) (7 Apprentices) (+ 21 teacher volunteers)
Total staffing = £22,700.25
86 places were subscribed to weekly.
Parent contribution of £50 per club = £4,300
Total expenditure per annum = £18,400.25
Delivery of Holiday club provision during Easter holidays
Total staffing and resources = £5,000.40
Pupils attended for a total of 158 days
Parent contribution of £10 per day = £1,580
Total expenditure per annum = £3,420.40
Delivery of Holiday club provision during summer holidays
Transport = £10,500
Staffing = £10,299.50
resources = £1,500
Total Expenditure = £22,299.50
Pupils attended for a total of 369 days
Parent contribution £15 per day including transport (312 day places) = £4,680
Parent contribution £10 per day without transport (57 day places) = £570
Total Parent contribution = £5250
Total expenditure per annum = £17,049.50
The Total cost of clubs at Amwell View School in 2017-18 = £41,224.25
Summary of Impact 2017-18
Pupils who received Primary Pupil Premium funding across the school achieved an average of 94% of their priority outcomes in the 2017-18 academic year and are making expected progress with the vast majority making above expected progress.
Pupils who received Secondary Pupil Premium funding across the school achieved an average of 96% of their priority outcomes in the 2017-18 academic year and are making above expected progress.
Pupil achievement and progression is reported to parents on an individual basis.
Attendance – Monitored by the Headteacher and concerns raised with Sonia Drury – Hertfordshire Attendance Improvement Officer.