The pupil premium is allocated to schools for the following:
The DFE offer the following guidance:
In most cases the pupil premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are the best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
However they also state that:
Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.
Barriers to Learning
When we make decisions regarding the use of Pupil Premium funding it is important that we consider the context of the school and the challenges faced by our pupils. We recognise that pupils can experience many barriers to their learning and that these barriers can be long term, short term or can change over time. We believe that it is vital that these barriers are identified and addressed in order for our pupils to achieve their maximum potential. Typical barriers to learning experienced by our pupils at Oakfield include:
- lack of support at home
- low levels of aspiration
- social and emotional difficulties
- lack of resilience
- low confidence and self-esteem
- lack of resources to support home learning
- family conflict and social problems
- a narrow range of experiences
Key Objectives (based on barriers to learning)
- To support social and emotional development enabling disadvantaged children to learn effectively.
- To provide quality-first teaching, including high quality, immediate feedback and enhanced levels of support
- To accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment
- To broaden experiences and widen opportunities for children
- To develop the ’whole-child’ by providing an enriched, holistic curriculum.
The purpose of this report is to inform parents, carers and governors how much pupil premium the school received for 2012- 2016, how it was spent and the impact it on pupils’ achievement. The report also explains how the pupil premium for 2016-2017 will be used
Closing the Gap- Pupil Premium 2017-18 Analysis
|Pupil Premium-38 pupils||Non pupil Premium -13 pupils||Gap|
|% of students making expected or better progress sin English Reading||86%||69%||+17%|
|% of students making expected or better progress sin English- Writing||86%||76%||+10%|
|% of students making expected or better progress sin Maths||81%||100%||-19%|
The percentage of pupil premium children making progress has improved for the past two years. In 2016/17 pupils entitled to pupil premium outperformed non pupil premium pupil in both English Reading and Writing. The gap has widened in Maths but pupil premium progress increased by 11%.
The next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy will be September 2018.