The Pupil Premium is in addition to the School’s Delegated Budget. It is allocated to children from low-income families and children who have been looked after for at least one day. Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase student progress.
The Pupil Premium allocation for Short Heath Federation for 2014-15 was £139,100 and is worth £1,300 per eligible pupil (£1,900 for children who are looked after) – this is based on pupil numbers from the January 2013 Census. Actual 2014-15 allocations are based on pupils on roll in January 2014 and Free School Meal history on all pupil level censuses since Summer 2008.
Both schools have allocated money in the following areas:
- A proportion of the salary for our Care, Guidance and Support Manager, who has accountability for the progress of these children;
- A proportion of the salary of our Family Support Advisors who work with children and families
- Funding for training for our Family Support Advisors and Care, Guidance and Support Manager to enable them to ensure equality of opportunity for these children
- Financial support for extra- curricular activities as appropriate
- Timetabled additional literacy and numeracy support groups and 1:1 tuition
- Specific training on intervention strategies for support staff that impact on the progress of pupils
- Funding for staffing lunchtime clubs and activities for these children
At Rosedale, based on the Jan 2015 census, 21% of pupils were eligible for Pupil Premium. This equates to a funding allocation of £50,160.
At Short Heath, 31.2% of pupils were eligible for Pupil Premium. This equates to a funding allocation of £95,340 for 2015-16.
Indicative amount of Pupil Premium for Rosedale and Short Heath, based on January 2015 census information, anticipated for 2015-2016 is £145,500. These figures are subject to change following the next census in January 2016.
At Rosedale and at Short Heath, pupils for whom we receive pupil premium are making progress at a similar rate to other children in school or, where that isn't the case, any progress gap is closing over time. Half termly pupil progress meetings between Heads of School and year group staff identify where additional support is needed for children not making the progress they should, and intervention is put in place. Its effectiveness is measured at the next half-termly meeting. Provision for children for whom we receive the Pupil Premium is monitored by the senior team, to ensure that we are doing everything we can to eliminate any barriers to learning for groups of pupils and for individuals.
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) was introduced in April 2015. Early years providers receive an additional £302.10 per eligible pupil. This equates to an hourly rate of 53p per pupil.
The allocation for the summer term was £4440 and the estimated income for Autumn and Sp[ring Terms is £5170. EYPP funding at Lane Head is used in the same way as the other federation schools, helping children and their families to access learning, removing barriers to achievement. Our family support advisor works closely with families, increasing engagement in school life. Children also reveive intervention where this is needed. Pupils for whom we receive EYPP make similar rates of progress to all others in school.