Pupil premium is provided for children entitled to free school meals, children in care, adopted children and children of parents in the armed forces. The pupil premium is additional to main school funding and, at St Helen's, it ised to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
For further information regarding the principles underpinning the allocation of funding please refer to the Pupil Premium Policy in our Policy Section.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/2018
Barriers to Learning and Educational Achievement at St Helen’s CE Primary School
As a school we have summarised the main barriers to learning faced by some of our pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.
Cognitive delay- a large number of our children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding are also on the the SEND register for cognition and learning
Emotional or behavioural delay- we have many children with specific social and emotional needs which affect their learning
Access to extra-curricular activities – trips, sporting activities/after school clubs
Environmental Issues – we always take into consideration environmental issues for pupils and will offer support to parents/carers where and when necessary
Strategies being used for 2017/2018:
Intervention support for targeted groups of children needing extra help to boost pupils’ learning and help them reach their potential.
Speech and language therapy.
Financial support is available to children from families where circumstances are particularly challenging, to enable them to participate fully in a wide range of after school clubs and other enrichment opportunities such as school trips and residentials.
Contribution to the salaries of teaching assistants and specialist teachers.
Free milk for all Pupil Premium children as stipulated by The School Food Plan: milk – and the revised food-based standards.
Purchasing of learning resources.
Provision of emergency counselling and mentoring services.
Additional Educational Psychologist time to provide 'surgeries' for class teachers to seek advice on strategies for underachieving, difficult to engage children.
Administration for the pastoral support team.
How will Impact be Measured?
At St Helen’s, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of our pupils’ attainment, are used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention for our Pupil Premium children.
These processes take the form of:
Pupil Progress meetings held with class teachers and SMT termly
Specific individual assessments eg Dyslexia screeners
End of Year standardised tests
Assessment for Learning
Any targeted intervention which takes place is measured by on entry and exit data (wellbeing or support learning interventions)
Pupil Premium Strategy Review Meetings
Review meetings will take place at the end of every seasonal term.
At each meeting, we will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for PP who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.
Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this is a regular item in Governors Meetings.
Dates of next Pupil Premium Strategy Reviews:
Designated staff member in charge: Mrs A Kember
Pupil Premium Governor: S. Holbrook