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.
Actual amount of Pupil Premium for Rosedale and Short Heath, based on Jan 2018 census data, now anticipated for 2018-19 is £180,840 plus £6,900 (Total of £187,740) for LAC and service pupils.
Both schools have allocated money in the following areas:
- A proportion of the salary for our Nurture, Guidance and Support lead 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 NGS lead 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 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
The Early Years Pupil Premium is available for children in all Early Years settings, and as with the School Pupil Premium, emphasis will be placed on showing the impact of the use of this funding and it will be included in Ofsted Inspections.
The funding rate for the EYPP continues at £302.10per child accessing the full 570 hours. This funding is allocated directly to providers as an addition to the hourly rate (Base Rate), an enhancement of 53p per hour.
EYPP is paid on the universal 15 hours only up to a maximum of 570 hours in the year (an eligible pupil attending for 30 hours per week will only receive EYPP for the universal 15 hours element).
For the financial year 2017 to 2018, we received £7,401.45 Early Years Pupil Premium.
For the financial year 2018 to 2019, the initial amount of EYPP funding estimated in the budget was £7,602 for the year, based on allocations received in 2017-2018.
The EYPP Summer 18 Reconciliation is £2,893.80, and we have estimated income of £4,708 for the Autumn and Spring terms.
In 2017-2018, 26 children received EYPP into the school budget.
Analysis of progress and attainment for last year's cohort shows that there was a significant increase in the % of EYPP eligible children working at their age related expectation in all areas of learning, compared with their starting points.
Almost all EYPP children make at least expected progress and a high proportion made better than expected progress. Exceptions relate to SEN children where early identification of need in Nursery and appropriate intervention has led to them being more 'reception ready' than previously.
EYPP children make similar rates of progress to non-EYPP children. There is variability across areas of learning. Where progress rates are very slightly lower than all children, the number is not statistically significant.
At Lane Head, in addition to whole school training and support from NGS team and outside providers, staff have accessed training in maximising the use of Teaching Assistants, training on supporting additional needs and training on sensory needs to name just a few.