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Pupil Premium

Principles

We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.

We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged

We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

For the financial year (2018/19) Osmotherley Primary School did not receive any additional funding.  For the current financial year (2019/20), Osmotherley Primary School is not required to publish a Pupil Premium Strategy on our website.  This is because in order to ensure that no single pupil can be identified in our data, the DfE have issued the following guidance:

“The DfE’s policy is to suppress publication figures relating to a cohort of 5 pupils or fewer.  This is intended to reduce the risk of individual pupils being identified from published data”.

This is a direct quote from the DfE’s policy for publication of small numbers.

We are however happy to advise that our pupil premium funding for 2019/2020 is being spent on spent on the employment of extra staff to enable children to be taught in smaller teaching groups and on enrichment opportunities that will meet the specific needs of individuals.

 

Pupil Premium Report 2019 – 2020

Introduction

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The premium is allocated to schools for children of eligible school age from low-income families who are: 

  • Currently registered for free school meals (FSM) or have been in receipt of FSM at any time in the past 6 years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
  • Looked-after children and eligible pupils adopted from care or leaving local authority care under a special guardianship or residence order.
  • Parents who are currently serving in the armed forces.
  • Early Years Pupil Premium is also available to schools with a Nursery class to support disadvantaged three and four-year olds.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, but are held accountable, and must report on how the funding has been used to support these groups of children. Schools are required to publish online information about how the Premium has been used, and what impact it has had. The Premium is received on a financial year basis but, reporting is required on an academic year basis.

 

Osmotherley Primary School 

At Osmotherley Primary School we realise that not all children who are eligible for free school meals are socially disadvantaged and also that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged will be registered for free school meals, be looked after or from service families. The purpose of the funding is to narrow the gap between eligible and non-eligible children, so the impact of the expenditure must reflect a narrowing gap between those groups of children, in terms of achievement. Pupil Premium is used to help fulfil our aims and vision for all children and provide additional help and support for those children and families who may, at times, need something over and above our normal level of provision.

For the previous financial year (2018/19) Osmotherley Primary School did not receive any Pupil Premium funding.  For the current financial year (2019/20) Osmotherley Primary School received funding for a small number of pupils, therefore the school is not required to publish a Pupil Premium Strategy on our website.  This is to ensure that no single pupil can be identified in our data. The Department for Education (DfE) have issued the following guidance:

 

“The DfE’s policy is to suppress publication figures relating to a cohort of 5 pupils or fewer.  This is intended to reduce the risk of individual pupils being identified from published data”.

This is a direct quote from the DfE’s policy for publication of small numbers.

How we spent our Pupil Premium

Nature of Support

Support

Cost Implication

Impact

Learning Interventions

1:1 support for learning with either TA or booster classes with a teacher

Supply costs for TA to provide additional 1:1 support in maths and English, two afternoons per week.

Supply costs for time for CT to deliver 1:1 support and small group booster sessions

Pupils’ improved progress in English and maths

Enrichment opportunities

Activities provided to encourage pupils in specific areas of need

Transport

Pupils’ improved self-confidence.

 

Qualifying pupils and those other pupils identified by teachers as needing additional support were examined and strategies and opportunities to address their needs were identified.  Benchmarking assessments in reading, writing and maths are used to help monitor the success of the support given. Some pupils will receive one to one support in an identified area of the curriculum. Throughout the year we will continue to identify the needs of individual pupils and adapt our plans accordingly. Our Pupil Premium Strategy will continue to be monitored termly through our Governing Body Raising Standard’s Committee.