Jesmond Gardens Primary School
(Updated September 2017)
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the extra support that they receive.
At the end of each academic year, we review the impact of how we allocated our Pupil Premium funding to make sure it represents both value for money and has played a direct role in helping pupils to reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
We also recognise in making provision for socially disadvantaged children that not all children who receive a free school meal are social disadvantaged and conversely some children are even if they are not in receipt of free school meals.
It is the responsibility of the Head Teacher to inform the full Governing Body on
- Progress made on narrowing the gap, by year group for all vulnerable groups including those who receive pupil premium
- An evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support
- The governors will ensure that this information is published on the school website
How did we allocate our Pupil Premium funding in 2016-2017?
Our allocation for Pupil Premium for 2016-2017 was £189,747, plus £5226.40 for nursery.
This money was spent as follows:
1 The Place2Be counselling service for children. Total cost is £45,000. In 2017-2018, this money will be used in order for the school to have a full time Social Inclusion Officer and Parent Support Advisor.
2 £15,000 provides 1 to 1 reading time several times a week for lower attaining children with a team of trained lunch supervisors who work additional hours. The vast majority of these children are in receipt of pupil premium but we do not exclude those non-Pupil Premium children who also require additional reading time due to them having special needs
3 A large proportion of the money provides for three additional teachers in each of our Key Stage 1 and 2 units. This not only reduces our group sizes but the unique way in which our units work provides for 1 to 1 or small group teaching sessions for Literacy and Numeracy delivered by teachers. Individual/small group feedback and constant intervention is provided each afternoon to those children that need it as teachers are released within their units to provide it.
4 The salary costs of an additional teaching assistant to work in our Foundation Stage are also met from Pupil Premium. This provides intervention for our very youngest children who arrive with lower starting points and where progress needs to be rapid.
Evidence of Impact
- There continues to be no exclusions.
- At various “checkpoints” across school pupil premium children performed in-line or (in some cases) above the National Average for PP:
% PP children passing Y1 phonics screening check
% PP children at Age related expectations – Year 2 Reading
% PP children at Age related expectations – Year 2 Writing
% PP children at Age related expectations – Year 2 Maths
% PP children at Age related expectations – Year 2 RWM
% PP children at Age related expectations – Year 6 Reading
% PP children at Age related expectations – Year 6 Writing
% PP children at Age related expectations – Year 6 Maths
% PP children at Age related expectations – Year 6 RWM
% PP children at Age related expectations – Year 6 SPAG