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Schools receive £1,345 for any child who has been eligible for free school meals during the last six years. They also receive funding 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. They may also have limited new and exciting opportunities which sometimes causes them to have low aspirations. Some of our disadvantaged children may also have weaker language and communication skills and they are more likely to have significant issues in basic Literacy and Numeracy skills. They may also have poor attendance and punctuality. Another barrier to learning for some of our disadvantaged children is low confidence and resilience and we have seen an increasing number of our children struggling with anxiety as a result of the pandemic.

 

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. 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 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 is used to run our Breakfast club and enables us to have a play therapist, speech and language therapist and learning mentor’s. We have also used the funding to build a sensory room to support children with additional needs and we are going to use the funding to create a peer mediation room.

 

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 and having sessions in our forest school. The funding also contributes to educational visits so the children can have exciting and new opportunities and enhance their learning. 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 or 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.

 

This year we have a large carry forward from the last financial year as a number of strategies that we had planned for such as after school tuition and Breakfast Club could not take place during the pandemic. The table below shows the breakdown and total funding we will receive this year and our strategy plan outlines how we intend to use the funding and why we have chosen specific strategies. 

 

Detail

Amount

Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year

£380,635

Early years pupil premium

£4,460

Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year

* Provisional allocation for academic year

£41,035*

Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years 

£79,350

Total budget for this academic year

£505,480

 

Please click here link to read our strategy plan

 

Our next pupil premium review will take place in Spring 2022 

 

The tables below outline how we spent our pupil premium funding in 2020-2021 and 2019-2020.

 

2020-2021

The total allocation for pupil premium children for this year was £376,600 which is £1,320 per pupil. There was also a carry forward of £14,604 from last year's spend which contributed to the cost of additional TA's to support with interventions in phases. 

280 (48%) of our pupils received the funding.

The planned spend for the funding is:

2020/2021 Pupil Premium planned Spend - Description

Extra-curricular/new opportunities

Pastoral

Support

Learning

Interventions/

resources

Cost

% of Pupil Premium

Close the gap resources: Achievement for All programme, Literacy and Maths resources, P4C and SSAT teacher training

Booktrust-Letterbox Club

 

 

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£32,018

8.5%

Enhancement and new opportunities: Artist in residence, Arts Award, learning to play musical instruments, educational visits, subsidised residential educational visits, Birmingham Hippodrome partnership, Debate Mate project, performance club, school minibus, let’s grow together project

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£35,992

9.6%

Learning interventions

Contribution towards salary of TA’s, senior staff for interventions including Early Years and additional TA's for interventions, speech and language therapist, after school tuition, SEN Hub resources, contribution to the salary of the forest school teacher, Flash Academy 

 

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£156,865

41.7%

Pastoral support: play therapist, contribution to learning mentors and parent support advisors salaries, breakfast club parcels, toast for all children in the mornings. 

 

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£72,380

19.2%

Uncommitted balance £79,346

The Early Years funding was used to pay for a music specialist to work with the children to improve communication and language skills. 

 

2019-2020

The total allocation for pupil premium children for this year was £341,880 which was £1,320 per pupil.

259 (45%) of our pupils received the funding.

The funding was spent on:

2019/20 Pupil Premium planned Spend - Description

Extra-curricular/new opportunities

Pastoral

Support

Learning

Interventions/

resources

Cost

% of Pupil Premium

Close the gap resources: Achievement for All programme, Literacy and Maths resources, P4C and SSAT teacher training

 

 

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25,319

7.4%

Enhancement and new opportunities: Artist in residence, Arts Award, learning to play musical instruments, educational visits, subsidised residential educational visits, Birmingham Hippodrome partnership, Debate Mate project, performance club, school minibus, let’s grow together project

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39,830

11.7%

Learning interventions

Contribution towards salary of TA’s, senior staff for interventions including Early Years and forest school/intervention teacher, speech and language therapist, after school tuition, SATS booster club, parent reading club

 

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182,065

53.3%

Pastoral support: play therapist, contribution to learning mentors and parent support advisors salaries, breakfast club staffing 

 

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80,062

23.4%

Uncommitted balance £14,604

 

There was an additional £2,830 of Early Years funding. This funding contributed towards the cost of the speech and language therapist and learning equipment.

 

Strategy Plan 2021

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