The Government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Pupil premium funding is allocated to children who are registered for free school meals or who have received free school meals in the past six years.  It also includes children who have been looked after in care continuously for the past six months and adopted children.  It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.  The funding is to be allocated to those entitled at the school's discretion, children do not have individual budgets.  

Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit to support all children who are entitled to the funding.  For this reason, children do to not have individual allowances or budgets, the group is considered as a whole.  However, the school will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

At St. Augustine’s, our funding is used to help the children to reach their full potential, and to support them in their emotional well-being.

Parents are urged to register for free school meals even if you do not intend to make use of the service. We still receive the funding and it will be used to target support for all children registered.

 

September 2018 to July 2019

Number of pupils on roll

203

Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant

9

Number of Pupil Premium Grant children

7

Number of Pupil Premium Plus children

2

Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant funding including Pupil Premium Plus

£13,840

 

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school could be social, mental, emotional or physical learning difficulties, which are addressed through a range of interventions and strategies outlined in the table below. The impact of these are monitored through: pupil progress meetings, pupil, parent and staff questionnaires, Boxall profiles and SDQ (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires). 

 

Please see the table below for a list of interventions that are currently in place for 2018/2019:

 

Intervention

Rationale

Evaluation

Cost

Staff Training

Training to improve staff awareness of complex emotion needs which affect learning

The effective use of: emotion coaching, nurture based training, circle of adults, and support of children with sensory needs has been deployed by school staff

£750

Pastoral support      

To support children’s emotional difficulties in school to ensure positive attitudes to learning

1 day TA2

1 day HLTA

A comprehensive package of pupil programmes which include: emotional freedom techniques, CBT, LEGO therapy and time to talk

£5220

Nurture style activities

A range of sessions which allow children to engage in reflective activities, nurture sessions and small groups which build self-esteem and confidence. E.g therapy reading dog

To support children who find social interactions difficult, which then impacts on their learning

0.5 days TA2

Children moving towards the norm on Boxall profiles, positive parental feedback, pupil progress positively impacted

£1980

Target academic provision

Focused and time limited interventions for basic skills and specific gaps in children’s knowledge. E.g. pre teaching and phonics support

1 day TA2

1 day HLTA

Pupil progress has been positively impacted

£5220

PE intervention

Focused and time limited interventions for physical needs. E.g. sensory breaks, part of a nurture package, enrichment activities and the development of gross motor skills

Children moving towards the norm on Boxall profiles, positive parental feedback, pupil progress positively impacted

£600

Emotional well-being

Music lessons

After school sports

School trips

Theatre visit

Additional swimming sessions

Opportunity not inhibited by deprivation

 
     

Total £14470

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2017 to July 2018

 

Number of pupils on roll

204

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

11

Number of PPG children

7

Number of PP Plus children

4

Total amount of PPG funding including PP Plus

£16,840

 

Intervention

Cost

Allocation

Impact

Reading support:

1:1 reading interventions; small group reading for meaning; inference and deduction sessions.

(7 children)

£1077

Teaching Assistants

HLTA

4 children made good progress in reading over the year. 3 children made some progress.

Small-group Maths provision and 1:1 support

(5 children)

£2432

Pre-teaching; increasing understanding in specific areas (1:1 and small groups); individual 1:1 Maths support before school; small group after school.

Teaching Assistants

HLTA

Teacher

Excellent progress for 1 child, with interventions enabling the remainder to make good progress.

Phonics support

(2 children)

£1431

Teachers

HLTA

Improved decoding skills. Some good progress through the reading scheme during the year.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

(1 child)

£236

Teaching Assistant, 1:1 support

Intervention will need to continue to meet demands of next year’s curriculum.

Handwriting

(3 children)

£224

Teaching Assistant, small group and 1:1 support

Writing more legible and children more confident in using cursive script. More consistent use of correct letter formation and joins.

Speech and language

(1 child)

£184

HLTA 1:1 sessions

More specialist support needed.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

(2 children)

£1070

HLTA

Anxiety levels still need to be reduced.

Children now have significant adult to confide in.

Emotional and social needs: small group and individual support

(2 children)

£1440

Lego Therapy (including training and equipment)

Reading in relaxed environment with Therapy Dog

Improved social skills and more confidence in reading with an adult.

Nurture

(3 children)

£7541

Teaching Assistants: 1:1 support and small group support.

Emotional needs supported.

Swimming

(11 children)

£160

Half-termly swimming lessons

Improved confidence, stroke skills and proficiency in water.

Emotional wellbeing

(11 children)

£2180

Music lessons

After school sports

School trips

Theatre visit

Opportunity not inhibited by deprivation.

TOTAL costs

£17975