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Schools receive £1,320 for any child who has been eligible for free school meals during the last six years. They also receive £1,900 for pupils who are looked after by the local authority or who are in care for adoption, guardianship and two other ‘orders.’ This money is known as the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG).

 

Our children have different barriers to learning; the most common barriers for our disadvantaged children are that they are less likely to have support at home with their learning and less new and exciting opportunities. They may also have weaker language and communication skills and they are more likely to have significant issues in basic Literacy and Numeracy skills. Some of our disadvantaged children also have poor attendance and punctuality, low confidence, resilience and aspirations. We carefully plan how our funding is spent and research the most effective strategies to help overcome these barriers. We analyse the impact of our strategies to ensure they are helping to diminish the difference between the attainment of our disadvantaged children compared to other children both in school and nationally. All of our disadvantaged children benefit from the strategies that we have in place.

 

 

At Regents Park Community Primary School, we recognise that high quality teaching and interventions are the most effective strategies to diminishing the difference between the achievements of our disadvantaged children compared to other pupils. We use the funding to ensure our children benefit from having individual and small group support in each year group as well as being taught in smaller groups in year 6. We have also spent more funding on Early Years intervention in order to diminish the difference between disadvantaged and other children at an earlier age as research suggests this is one of the most effective strategies. We have recently began implementing the Accelerated Reader Scheme.

 

We recognise that some children can be helped to reach their potential through having targeted support for their social, emotional and behaviour needs therefore the funding subsidies the cost of our play therapist, speech and language therapist, learning mentor’s salaries and the cost of breakfast club. We have also recently used the funding to build a sensory room to support children with additional needs.

 

The funding is also used to give our pupils new opportunities and experiences such as working with an artist, learning to play a musical instrument, sessions with the mad scientists, learning French and activities in our forest school. The funding also pays for the cost of the school minibus to enable our children to have more educational visits and links with other schools so they can continue to have exciting and new opportunities. Please look at our Creative Arts and Forest school pages on the website as well as our twitter page to see the exciting things our children have been doing.

 

We would encourage any eligible parents/carers to apply for free school meals as it helps us to fund additional support for individual learners. This can be in the form of learning interventions, pastoral support and it is used to provide extra-curricular and new opportunities for the children. If you are unsure about your eligibility please contact school for further information.

 

 

2017/18

The total allocation for this academic year for pupil premium children is £318,120 which is £1,320 per pupil.

241 (42%) of our pupils received the funding.

 

The planned investment for this academic year is:

 

2016/17 Pupil Premium Spend - Description

Extra-curricular/new opportunities

Pastoral

Support

Learning

Interventions/

resources

Cost

% of Pupil Premium

Close the gap resources: Accelerated Reader books, guided reading resources phonics play club resources, talk for writing resources, maths resources, mighty writer, outdoor writing resources, transformation project

 

 

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26,668

8.4%

Enhancement and new opportunities: Artist in residence, learning to play musical instruments, French tuition, educational visits, author workshops, subsidised residential educational visits, Language Alive sessions, Spanish club, performance club, completion of outdoor learning bus

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ü

28,930

9.1%

Learning interventions

Contribution towards salary of senior staff for interventions including Early Years, forest school teacher, learning mentors and after school tuition

 

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ü

170,401

53.6%

Minibus for educational visits and extra-curricular/new opportunities

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15,200

4.8%

Pastoral support: play therapist, speech and language therapist, learning mentors, breakfast club staffing

 

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72,837

22.9%

 

There is an additional £4,126 for pupil premium children in Early Years

The funding will be spent on educational visits and visitors to provide new opportunities and experiences and to improve the children’s language development and will contribute towards the cost of the transformation project which is led by Earl Excellence.

 

2016/17

The total allocation for last year for pupil premium children was £340,560 which is £1,320 per pupil.

247 (46%) of our pupils received the funding.

The funding was spent on:

 

2016/17 Pupil Premium Spend - Description

Extra-curricular/new opportunities

Pastoral

Support

Learning

Interventions/

resources

Cost

% of Pupil Premium

Breakfast Club resources and equipment

 

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3,150

0.9%

Close the gap resources: Accelerated Reading programme whole school reading scheme, phonics audit, phonics play club resources, sound training, talk for writing resources

 

 

ü

30,095

8.8%

Enhancement and new opportunities: Artist in residence, learning to play musical instruments, French tuition, mad science sessions, educational visits, author workshops, subsidised residential educational visits, Language Alive sessions

ü

ü

ü

24,290

7.1%

Forest schools – resources and training

ü

ü

ü

2,212

0.6%

Contribution towards salary of senior staff for interventions including Early Years, breakfast club staffing, forest school teacher, learning mentors and after school tuition

 

ü

ü

222,709

65.4%

Minibus for educational visits and extra-curricular/new opportunities - contribution toward running costs

ü

 

ü

13,700

4.0%

Outdoor learning bus - contribution toward conversion, school radio, library and newspaper

ü

 

ü

30,230

8.9%

Pastoral support: play therapist, speech and language therapist, well-being crew

 

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13,932

4.1%

 

There was an additional £5,438 for pupil premium children in Early Years

The funding was spent on Numeracy resources and Playclub resources to improve children’s communication and language Literacy skills and Maths skills. The funding was also used to enhance the outdoor area to improve the children’s physical development and on educational visits and visitors to provide new opportunities and experiences and to improve the children’s language development.

 

Please read the report attached on our Pupil Premium review which took place in November 2016.

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