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Pupil Premium - Allocation, Use and Impact

The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 require schools to publish details of the school's pupil premium allocation in respect to the current academic year.

Allocation

The amount of pupil premium granted to Gateford Park Primary School in 2011-12 was £6,020. In 2012-13 it was £17,400. In 2013-14 the allocation was £22,500 and in 2014-15 is £33,800.

Use

We have very recently looked at the allocation of this funding to ensure that it is best used to benefit the children to whom it is allocated, in order that their learning and development are enhanced. The grant is used in a variety of ways:

 

  • 1:1 tuition and small group support
  • to subsidise off-site visits
  • to subsidise the cost of extra-curricular activities, where cost may be prohibitive
  • contribute towards the salary of an additional teaching assistant to work with children most at risk of underachievement
  • to purchase resources which will directly impact on the achievement and attainment of children in receipt of Pupil Premium
     


Pupil Premium is also allocated towards our continued participation in the Achievement for All strategy. Working alongside an achievement coach, the school has developed ways in which vulnerable children (FSM, SEN, LAC) are provided with additional support and an enhanced relationship with parents and carers through the use of structured conversations to move children's learning forward both at school and at home.

Vulnerable groups are clearly monitored in the school's self review strategies and analysis of progress data so that timely and appropriate interventions can be made for children to achieve their potential. 

 

The Sutton Trust toolkit for use of Pupil Premium suggests that working closely with parents can lead to accelerated progress for children. To this end, the school subscribed to the Leading Parent Partnership Award scheme and aims to enhance our strong relationship with parents and carers.  The award was granted in Summer 2013 and the school was delighted to be the first primary school in the district to achieve this recognition. 


Impact

Gateford Park is committed to helping all children achieve their potential and pupil premium is one of many contributing factors to our children's success. 

In the academic year 2012-13, a total of 22 children were supported through the use of Pupil Premium funding in the ways highlighted above.

The expectation for children nationally is that they will make 3.0pts of progress each year.  At Gateford Park:

In reading, the children supported through Pupil Premium funding made an average point score gain of 5.8pts in the year.  This matches the whole school average of 5.8pts.

In writing, the children supported through Pupil Premium funding made an average point score gain of 7.5pts in the year.  This is significantly above the whole school average of 5.2pts.

In mathematics, the children supported through Pupil Premium funding made an average point score gain of 5.2pts in the year.  This is broadly in line with the whole school average of 5.1pts.

 

In the academic year 2013-14, a total of 26 children were supported through the use of Pupil Premium funding in the ways highlighted above.

In reading, the children supported through Pupil Premium funding made an average point score gain of 3.7 pts in the year.  This is broadly in line with the whole school average of 3.8pts.

In writing, the children supported through Pupil Premium funding made an average point score gain of 4.6pts in the year.  This is slightly above the whole school average of 4.3pts.

In mathematics, the children supported through Pupil Premium funding made an average point score gain of 4.2pts in the year.  This is in line with the whole school average of 4.2pts.


Careful analysis of the progress data of all children at Gateford Park ensures that areas for improvement are identified quickly and their additional needs are met.


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