Pupil Premium Information

 

Disadvantaged Pupil’s Funding (Formerly Pupil Premium)

What is Disadvantage Pupil’s Money?

Additional money is given to schools by the Government to support Disadvantaged Pupils. This money is linked to eligible pupils and given to the school they attend. It is distributed in addition to the school's budget. Decisions for allocation of this money link to indicators such as Free School Meals, children whose parents are in the services and children who are adopted or looked after.

What level of this funding is received by Oughtrington Community Primary School?

2012 - 13

2013 - 14

2014 - 15

2015 - 16

2016 - 17

18 children

17 children

19 children

15 children

21 children

£12,337

£13,589

£21,867

£37,562

£31,500

From 2012-13, the criteria for allocating funding changed slightly and included pupils who have been in receipt of free school meals at any point in the last 6 years – increasing our numbers of eligible pupils.

From 2014 we also received money for children who are in the care of the Local Authority or who have been adopted, or have had parents in the services in the last 4 years hence the slight increase. This also accounts for the increase in 2016 / 17.

How do we use our Disadvantaged Pupils’ Money?

At Oughtrington we strive to meet the individual needs of each pupil. We recognise that some pupils need additional support to achieve their full potential, others need challenge and extension. All our disadvantaged children have a member of the Senior Leadership Team as their personal mentor. Children meet their mentor each half term to discuss their successes and identify targets for the next half term.

In addition, we tightly track the progress of our disadvantaged children. Based on data analysis and mentor feedback, where we feel a child's progress could be further enhanced by one to one or group support, we ensure this happens. This is sometimes through the allocation of additional teaching hours, additional teaching assistant time, nurture groups, involvement in clubs, financial help towards trips and residentials, all dependent on the child's needs.

In 2013 – 14 there were 17 children eligible for Pupil Premium. Our allocation of £13,589 was used to employ additional Teaching Assistants to support children in small groups and on a 1:1 basis in English and maths; we also ensure that all children had the opportunity to participate on residentials and trips. Additionally, we identified reading support as a target area for many of our children; we implemented whole school reading and phonics training. This was effective as the gap in reading progress closed. In 2013/14 Pupil Premium children continued to make very good progress in maths, however in 2014/15 the focus needed to be on writing as the gap in writing progress had increased.

In 2014 – 15 there were 19 children eligible for Disadvantaged Funding. Again, our allocation of £21, 867 was used to employ additional Teaching Assistants to support children in small groups and on a 1:1 basis in English and maths; we also ensured that all children had the opportunity to participate on residentials and trips. A writing focus reduced the gap by 0.4, reading remained a strength, however a gap emerged in maths. 15 children were eligible for Disadvantaged Funding in 2015 -16, with a funding of £37,562. This funding was again used for Teaching Assistants to support our children, financial help with residentials and to further support our maths work with disadvantaged children. These strategies proved successful as all the gaps were closed, by the end of 2015 – 16 the difference was diminished and disadvantaged children were making more progress than non-disadvantaged children.

How is progress measured? Until summer 2015 progress has been measured using a points system. We expect children to make an average of at least 3 points each year, which equates to around 1 point progress on average each term.

 

2012 - 13

2013 - 14

2014 - 15

2015 - 16

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Progress of Disadvantaged Pupils (formally Pupil Premium)

3.3

3.4

4.7

4.4

3.4

3.7

3.6

3.7

4.3

3.8

4.1

3.5

Progress of non-Disadvantaged Pupils (formally Pupil Premium)

3.9

3.7

3.9

4.1

4.0

3.4

4.5

3.9

3.7

3.7

4.0

3.2

Gap in Progress

-0.6

-0.3

+0.8

+0.3

-0.6

+0.3

+0.9

-0.2

-0.3

+0.1

+0.1

+0.3