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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 also implemented 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. We have also used the funding to build a sensory room to support children with additional needs. 

 

In the current situation we have not be able to resume our Breakfast Club which we fund through our pupil premium funding. We understand that families may be experiencing challenging times due to the COVID-19 pandemic therefore until we are able to have a breakfast club again free breakfast parcels are being made available for our Pupil Premium children. We are also making toast for all children in the mornings. 

  

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, 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.

 

2020/2021

The total allocation for pupil premium children for this year is £376,600 which is £1,320 per pupil. There is also a carry forward of £14,604 from last year's spend which has 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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30,620

8.1%

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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48,830

12.9%

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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196,407

53.3%

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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95,243

25.3%

Uncommitted balance £5,653

The Early Years funding is being 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 is £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. 

2018/19

The total allocation for this year for pupil premium children was £366,960 which is £1,320 per pupil.

278 (45%) of our pupils received the funding.

 

The funding was spent on:

2018/19 Pupil Premium Spend - Description

Extra-curricular/new opportunities

Pastoral

Support

Learning

Interventions/

resources

Cost

% of Pupil Premium

Close the gap resources: Bug club subscription, Nelson handwriting subscription, Transformation project, SATS study guides, Accelerated Maths and Accelerated Reader

 

 

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21,174

5.8%

Enhancement and new opportunities: Artist in residence, Arts Award, learning to play musical instruments, educational visits, subsidised residential educational visits, Birmingham Hippodrome partnership, Spanish club, performance club, completion of outdoor learning bus, outdoor curriculum project

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49,530

13.5%

Learning interventions

Contribution towards salary of senior staff for interventions including Early Years, forest school teacher, speech and language therapist and after school tuition

 

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210,750

57.4%

Pastoral support: play therapist, learning mentors, breakfast club staffing 

 

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70,799

19.6%

Uncommitted balance £37,211

 

There is a carry forward of £16,689. The Early Years PP funding (£3737) went towards the cost of the speech and language therapist and the children’s visit to the farm.

2017/18

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

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

2017/18 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

 

 

ü

25,930

8.2%

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

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32,652

10.3%

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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187,688

59.0%

Minibus for educational visits and extra-curricular/new opportunities

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620

0.2%

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

 

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71,222

22.4%

 

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

The funding was spent on educational visits and visitors to provide new opportunities and experiences and to improve the children’s language development and it contributed towards the cost of the transformation project which is led by Early Excellence.

Summary of data 2018-2019

The tables below show the percentages of disadvantaged and other children working at the expected standard in reading, writing and maths in KS1 and KS2 SATS.

KS1 2018/19

Reading

Writing

Maths

Pupil premium children (Regents Park)

 

57.6%

 

48.5%

 

66.7%

Other children (Regents Park)

 

77.8%

 

66.7%

 

77.8%

 

 

 

KS2 2018/19

Reading

Writing

Maths

SPAG

Combined(R,W, M)

Pupil premium children (Regents Park)

 

 

65.45%

 

 

65.4%

 

 

67.3%

 

 

74.55%

 

 

55.8%

 (Other children (Regents Park)

 

73%

 

62.2%

 

78.4%

 

94.12

 

56.8%

Please note national data for disadvantaged children is not yet available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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