Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report

Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

Total number pupils on roll (excluding F1) 332 (January 2018 Census)
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG  (FSM + 6Ever) 133 (January 2018 Census) 40%
Amount PPG received per pupil £1,320
Total Amount of PPG £175,560
Next review of this strategy February 2019 – Internal Review to be led by CoG

 

Background and Context of PPG

PPG was introduced for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years with the intention of closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children.  This is at a rate of £1,320 per child 2018/2019

There are no guidelines on how this money can be spent, although performance tables now contain information about the impact schools have made on closing the gap between different groups.

Schools must evidence strategies in place to raise the attainment of FSM pupils and what the associated costs are alongside attainment and progress figures for this group of children.

‘The Sutton Trust’ produced a report assessing a range of strategies which could be linked to Pupil Premium funding and could be used to improve attainment based on effectiveness and value for money.  This will be used at East Dene Primary to help strike a balance between effectiveness and cost.

Since 2012 we have been required to publish details of our PPG on our website, which must include:

  • The amount of the school’s allocation
  • Details of how it is intended to be spent
  • Details of how the previous years allocation was spent
  • The effect of the expenditure on the attainment of the pupils the grant was intended for

This should be an overall breakdown of funding and how effective it has proved.

 

Rationale & Key Principles of PPG

Key Principles

At East Dene Primary school we have four key principles which we believe will maximise the impact of our pupil premium spending.

Ø  ALL staff to deliver high quality lessons for ALL pupils.

Ø  ALL children to have strong self-belief, to be ambitious and secure in setting aspirational personal goals.

Ø  Cultural creativity to be embedded in the curriculum, offering ALL children varied and rich experiences which broaden horizons.

Ø  ALL staff to be accountable for the outcomes of ALL children.

We are committed to enabling all pupils to achieve to the best of their abilities.  We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind.  We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.  We intend to invest our pupil premium grant in better learning and will, therefore, allocate money to raise the aspirations and achievement of our children from more disadvantaged backgrounds. We believe that one of the biggest barriers to learning for children can be poverty of expectation and aspiration – and so we are determined to create a climate that does not limit a child’s potential in any way.

 

Barriers to Future Attainment

In-School Barriers (issues to be addressed in school)
Limited oral language and communication skills for many of our children entering school, including pupil premium children.  This impacts on Reading, Writing and Maths progress in subsequent years.
Lack of parental support with Reading at home slows progress in subsequent years.
Social communication and behavioural difficulties for a small group of children across KS2 (mostly eligible for PP) are having detrimental effect on their academic progress.
Lack of resilience and failing concentration throughout the day due to poor nutrition attributed to many children not having breakfast.
External Barriers (issues which require action outside of school)
Lower attendance and punctuality rates for pupils eligible for PP.  This reduces their school hours and/or prevents them accessing the start of the lessons to fall behind on average.

High number of disadvantaged pupils identified as PA (2017 – 2018)

Lack of meaningful experiences outside of school which impact on aspiration and ambition for future educational choices.
Limited parental interactions impact on language development in its earliest stages.

 

Objectives

To:

  1. Ensure the basic needs of our children are met so that they are able to access learning and experience personal success eg Maslow’s physiological aspects within the hierarchy of needs.
  2. Ensure children attend school regularly and punctually (in line with the school target) and that no child becomes PA
  3. Enable children to have high self-esteem, self-confidence and ambition
  4. Enable children to access school provision in its widest sense eg creative and sporting activities
  5. Provide children with effective feedback so that this helps them gain a clear understanding of what they need to do in order to improve
  6. Involve parents in supporting their children’s learning
  7. Provide children with collaborative learning opportunities eg group intervention support
  8. Provide children with a confident and skilled staff
  9. Support children to make at least good progress so that they are high attaining
  10. To accelerate the progress made in reading, writing and maths for identified groups of pupils

 

  1. To diminish differences between all groups of learners
  2. Provide children with first hand experiences to use as meaningful starting points for learning eg visits and visitors

 

 

2018/2019 Plan

Project

Objective

Breakfast Club 1, 2
Extra-Curricular Activities 2,3,4,7,8,9
Additional Staffing to support targeted learning across the Key Stages 5,7,8,9,10,11
Visits/Visitors to support and enhance learning 2,4,12
Intervention Packages & staff CPD 3,5,7,8,9,10,11
Enhanced Nurture Provision, including ½ day Play Therapy provision 1,2,3,8,10
Parental Involvement, Electronic Communication & Home Support Packs 6,9,10,11

 

PPG Project Spending

Project Cost Objective Outcome/Success Criteria
Breakfast Club Approx. 60 children

£2.50 per week x 39 wks = £100 per year, per pupil  =  £6,000

£6,500 – 4 members of staff

£4,000 – Resources and catering

Total – £16,500

To ensure children’s basic needs are met so they are ready to learn

To improve punctuality rates

To raise children’s self esteem

To provide opportunities to socialise

To increase number of pupils who attend Breakfast Club.

% of ‘lates’ decrease

Number of pupils eligible for PP who are identified as PA children decrease.

Rise in individual pupil’s attendance can be seen over a period of time.

Pupils in receipt of PP are provided with a fully subsidised breakfast club provision every morning.

Extra Curricula Activities Live & Learn – to plan, deliver & evaluate 3 sports based clubs per week. (1 x KS1, 1x KS2 & 1 lunchtime club)

£35.00 per session

£105.00 per week x 39 weeks

Total for L & L- £4,095

John Bell – £3500

To organise a programme of after school clubs involving opportunities for parents and children to learn creatively together.

Staff to run after school clubs (no charge for children to attend) – refer to Lists & Rotas book for full list of activities provided.

Total – £7,595

To raise children’s self-esteem and confidence

To provide opportunities to socialise

To increase involvement in wider outcomes

To support parents in learning alongside their children

% of pupils eligible for PPG attending clubs increases
Additional members of staff  Total – £137,500 To teach English, Maths & Guided Reading in smaller groups in key year groups to ensure good progress/outcomes based on prior attainment.

 

Smaller groups so as to raise attainment for all children with particular regard to vulnerable groups as identified on the Electronic Mapping Attainment Grids (EMAGs)

To identify children who need additional support in Maths, Reading or Writing and to target through small group intervention sessions

 

SENDCo/Head of Pastoral Care (Pupil Premium Champion) to be non-classed based.  Support offered to identified groups of children and families.

Improved outcomes for children eligible for PP based on their prior attainment.

Key Year Groups – increased % of children achieving/exceeding national average

 

Interventions overcome barriers to learning and pupils eligible for PP make accelerated progress across Key Stages in Reading, Writing and Maths through focused intervention programmes.

Parents of pupils eligible for PP attend meetings and adult learning sessions to support their child.

Visits/Visitors – subsidised Y5/6 –Outdoor Education Residential

25 children x £75

Total – £1,875 subsidised + additional member of staff

School Visits/Visitors in –A minimum of 3 visits per year for each year group to be subsidised

Total for school visits- £4000

Total for year – £5875

To reduce pressure of affording school visits, ensure that children attend on visit days and access experiences which will enhance their cultural knowledge. Pupils, who are eligible for PP, access relevant experiences to support their learning and enrich their education.

All children have the opportunity to attend all school visits

The curriculum is enhanced (see yearly plans) and aspirations are raised.

Intervention Packages + Resources & continuing staff CPD KS2  RWInc – £500 (continued adult training to access RWI updates & additional resources to support T & L– including release time for RWI leader to deliver Master Classes

Test Base – renew subscription

School Improvement CPD – £5000

Total – £5,445

To provide staff with the skills and expertise to improve provision and outcomes for all children

 

All members of staff have the necessary skills and expertise to provide effective interventions for identified groups/individual children.

 

CPD (internal and external) ensures that all members of staff are able to provide quality first teaching with increasing percentages of outstanding teaching.

 

 

Pupils eligible for PP to make accelerated progress

Pupils eligible for PP show increased levels of engagement and enthusiasm in their work

Home support packs & parent workshops CGP Revision Books & Test question booklets to be purchased for relevant year groups.

Renew Schoolzine app to continue to ensure effective and efficient communication with parents/carers – £990

Release time for SLT members of staff to deliver parent workshops across the year based on English, Maths & phonic skills.

Total Cost – £1500

To provide parents with resources in order to support learning at home.

 

Provide extensive supports for parents.

Pupils eligible for PP to make accelerated progress.

 

Parents of pupils eligible for PP attend meetings and adult learning sessions to support their child.

Enhanced Nurture Provision Additional resources to be purchased to support the running of groups.

£1,150

To ensure children’s emotional and social needs are met so that learning can take place. Pupils eligible for PP make accelerated progress/progress in line with their peers.

Pupils eligible for PP are able to regulate their emotions independently and fewer incidents logged on CPOMS.

Increase in attendance of identified pupils eligible for PP.

Total Projected Spend £175,565

 

Pupil Premium Grant Project Spending & Impact 2017 – 2018

  • No of pupils on roll: 312
  • No of pupils eligible: 140
  • Grant Awarded: £184,800
Project Cost Objective Outcomes/Impact Future Actions
Breakfast Club £15,500 To ensure pupils’ basic needs are met so that they are ready to learn.

 

To improve punctuality rates.

 

To raise children’s self-esteem.

 

To provide opportunities to socialise.

Increased numbers of pupils eligible for PPG now accessing breakfast club.

Number of pupils attending BC on a daily basis has increased from 18 to 34.

% of PA from previous academic year has fallen.

Continue to target individual families who receive PPG – discuss benefits of BC with parents.

Send out fliers during Welcome Meetings to advertise BC.

Consider holding regular themed events as ‘Breakfast with Santa’ significantly increases number of children attending BC.

Pupil Voice (Summer Term 2018) shows that further investment in games/resources is needed.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities Live & Learn Sports Coaches – to deliver 3 after-school sports clubs on a weekly basis. £4,095

 

John Bell After School Clubs – £2,500

 

Total: £6595

To raise children’s self-esteem and confidence.

 

To increase involvement in wider outcomes.

 

To support parents in learning alongside their children.

 

To provide opportunities to socialise.

Registers show an increase in participation in all after school activities.

Parent voice activities show that after school provision is shown as a strength.

Children have had the opportunity to access a much wide range of after school clubs organised by John Bell, including: Family  Cooking, Street Dance, Basketball, Science Club, Mini Medics Training, Judo, Trampoline Club, Computer Coding and Digital Animation.

106 pupils in total have accessed these after school             clubs, with 43% of the pupils being eligible for the PPG.

 

We have increased the number of clubs run during the holidays and these have been generally well attended.

% of pupils eligible for PPG who attended holiday clubs as below:

October Half Term – 50%

February Half Term – 31%

Easter Break – 50%

Spring Bank – 29%

Summer – 57%

 

Personal invitations to be sent out to families for the holiday clubs to increase attendance.

Digital animation & music were more popular than Multi-Sports – consider the range of activities offered during these times.

Ensure ED hosts some of the holiday clubs.

Pupil Voice activities to decide overview of holiday activities.

Additional Members of staff in key year groups £140,000 To accelerate progress and ensure greater % of pupils achieve national expectations and above. Outcomes for 2017/2018:

EYFS

77% of pupils achieved GLD.

33% of Pupils eligible for PPG achieved GLD.

 

Y1 Phonics

78% of pupils passed the phonics screen.

78% of pupils eligible for PPG passed the assessment.

 

Y2 pupils

  All Disadvantaged
R 58% 50%
W 64% 61%
M 62% 50%

 

Y6 Pupils

EXS Outcomes

  All Disadvantaged
RWM 70% 73%
R 70% 73%
W 75% 77%
M 73% 73%
GPS 73% 73%
Continue to support additional staffing in key year groups.

 

Additional Support Staff in F2 to ensure small group teaching and accelerate progress.

 

RWI Leader and SENDCo to support interventions across school and have opportunities to team teach.

 

Class Teachers in Y6 to deliver targeted interventions during afternoon sessions.

Y6 to be taught in 3 small groups for English, Maths, Reading and EGPS.

Visits/Visitors Subsidised £7520 To reduce pressure of affording school visits.

Ensure that children are able to access visits to widen their cultural knowledge

The curriculum has been enhanced and all children have had the opportunity to visit places unfamiliar to them.

 

Long term planning takes into account visits/visitors and clear links with learning are visible.

 

All year groups accessed at least 3 visits per year (no including local visits)

 

UKS2 had the opportuity to access 2 residential visits over the course of the year.

Weekly PPA to be held with Coleridge Primary – visits and visitors to be planned together as part of theme tuning sessions.

 

Residentials to be offered to pupils in LKS 2

 

 

Intervention packages/resources and staff CPD £6606 To provide staff with skills and expertise to improve provision.

 

CPD supports consistent quality first teaching across the school.

RWI – Y1 phonics outcomes 78%

 

See data reports for 2017 – 2018 to identify % of PP children making accelerated progress.

RWI leader to continue to deliver weekly master classes to support the teaching of the programme.

 

RWI leader to continue to deliver 1:1 interventions for pupils across KS1.

 

Staff to continue to access CPD (internal and external)

School Support Packs and parent workshops £1500 Provide parents with resources to support learning at home.

 

Provide parents with the skills to be able to support their children at home.

All children across school received a welcome pack with key resources in to support learning (hundred square, number line, key rings of words) these were handed out during Welcome Meetings.

 

Y6 pupils received revision packs – EGPS, Reading, Maths.

 

RWI flash card packs given to all children and parents in Y1.

 

Open Classrooms held over the course of the year – greater number of parents attending these in KS1.

Fewer parents attending the open classroom events in KS2.

 

Maths times tables workshop delivered and all pupils given login details to access TT Rockstars at home.

 

73% of parents are using the Schoolzine App.

 

Continue to promote the open classrooms with all parents but a focus on KS2.

 

Welcome Packs to be shared at all welcome meetings.

 

SLT to design a comprehensive programme of support for parents.

 

Y6 & Y2 pupils to receive revision books.

 

Continue to promote the use of the Schoolzine App.

Enhanced nurture provision, including ½ day specialist play therapist provision. £7079 To ensure children’s needs are met to ensure learning can take place. Identified pupils have accessed play therapy support and as a result the children have developed the ability to self-regulate & there has been a reduction in fixed period exclusion numbers. Nurture Group Staff to access training to deliver play therapy therefore greater number of pupils to access this support over the course of the year.

 

Pupil Premium

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Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report

September 2016 – August 2017

Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
Total number pupils on roll (excluding F1) 328 (January 2016 Census)
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG  (FSM + 6Ever) 150 (January 2016 Census) 46%
Amount PPG received per pupil £1,320
Total Amount of PPG £198,000
Previous Review September 2016
Next review of this strategy March 2017 – External Review to be led by Marc Rowlands

 

Background and Context of PPG
PPG was introduced for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years with the intention of closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children.  This is at a rate of £1,320 per child 2016/2017.

There are no guidelines on how this money can be spent, although performance tables now contain information about the impact schools have made on closing the gap between different groups.

Schools must evidence strategies in place to raise the attainment of FSM pupils and what the associated costs are alongside attainment and progress figures for this group of children.

‘The Sutton Trust’ produced a report assessing a range of strategies which could be linked to Pupil Premium funding and could be used to improve attainment based on effectiveness and value for money.  This will be used at East Dene Primary to help strike a balance between effectiveness and cost.

Since 2012 we have been required to publish details of our PPG on our website, which must include:

  • The amount of the school’s allocation
  • Details of how it is intended to be spent
  • Details of how the previous years allocation was spent
  • The effect of the expenditure on the attainment of the pupils the grant was intended for

This should be an overall breakdown of funding and how effective it has proved.

 

Rationale & Key Principles of PPG
Key Principles

At East Dene Primary school we have four key principles which we believe will maximise the impact of our pupil premium spending.

Ø  ALL staff to deliver high quality lessons for ALL pupils.

Ø  ALL children to have strong self-belief, to be ambitious and secure in setting aspirational personal goals.

Ø  Cultural creativity to be embedded in the curriculum, offering ALL children varied and rich experiences which broaden horizons.

Ø  ALL staff to be accountable for the outcomes of ALL children.

We are committed to enabling all pupils to achieve to the best of their abilities.  We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind.  We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.  We intend to invest our pupil premium grant in better learning and will, therefore, allocate money to raise the aspirations and achievement of our children from more disadvantaged backgrounds. We believe that one of the biggest barriers to learning for children can be poverty of expectation and aspiration – and so we are determined to create a climate that does not limit a child’s potential in any way.

 

Barriers to Future Attainment
In-School Barriers (issues to be addressed in school)
Limited oral language and communication skills for many of our children entering school, including pupil premium children.  This impacts on Reading, Writing and Maths progress in subsequent years.
Lack of parental support with Reading at home slows progress in subsequent years.
Social communication and behavioural difficulties for a small group of children across KS2 (mostly eligible for PP) are having detrimental effect on their academic progress.
Lack of resilience and failing concentration throughout the day due to poor nutrition attributed to many children not having breakfast.
External Barriers (issues which require action outside of school)
Lower attendance and punctuality rates for pupils eligible for PP.  This reduces their school hours and/or prevents them accessing the start of the lessons to fall behind on average.
Lack of meaningful experiences outside of school which impact on aspiration and ambition for future educational choices.
Limited parental interactions impact on language development in its earliest stages.

 

Objectives
To:

  1. Ensure the basic needs of our children are met so that they are able to access learning and experience personal success eg Maslow’s physiological aspects within the hierarchy of needs.
  2. Ensure children attend school regularly and punctually (in line with the school target) and that no child becomes PA
  3. Enable children to have high self-esteem, self-confidence and ambition
  4. Enable children to access school provision in its widest sense eg creative and sporting activities
  5. Provide children with effective feedback so that this helps them gain a clear understanding of what they need to do in order to improve
  6. Involve parents in supporting their children’s learning
  7. Provide children with collaborative learning opportunities eg group intervention support
  8. Provide children with a confident and skilled staff
  9. Support children to make at least good progress so that they are high attaining
  10. To accelerate the progress made in reading, writing and maths for identified groups of pupils

 

  1. To diminish differences between all groups of learners
  2. Provide children with first hand experiences to use as meaningful starting points for learning eg visits and visitors

 

 

2016/2017 Plan

Project Objective
Breakfast Club 1, 2
Extra-Curricular Activities 2,3,4,7,8,9
Additional Staffing to support targeted learning across the Key Stages 5,7,8,9,10,11
Attendance Officer to work across school each morning 1,2,6
Visits/Visitors to support and enhance learning 2,4,12
Intervention Packages & staff CPD 3,5,7,8,9,10,11
Enhanced Nurture Provision, including ½ day Play Therapy provision 1,2,3,8,10
Parental Involvement, Welcome Meetings & Home Support Packs 6,9,10,11

 

PPG Project Spending
Project Cost Objective Outcome/Success Criteria
Breakfast Club Approx. 50 children

£2.50 per week x 39 wks = £100 per year, per pupil  =  £5,000

£6,500 – 4 members of staff

£4,000 – Resources and catering

Total – £15,500

To ensure children’s basic needs are met so they are ready to learn

To improve punctuality rates

To raise children’s self esteem

To provide opportunities to socialise

To increase number of pupils who attend Breakfast Club.

% of ‘lates’ decrease

Number of pupils eligible for PP who are identified as PA children decrease.

Rise in individual pupil’s attendance can be seen over a period of time.

Pupils in receipt of PP are provided with a fully subsidised breakfast club provision every morning.

Extra Curricula Activities Live & Learn – to plan, deliver & evaluate 3 sports based clubs per week. (1 x KS1, 1x KS2 & Yr6 University of East Dene)

£35.00 per session

£105.00 per week x 39 weeks

Total for L & L- £4,095

Outside Provider – £2500

To organise a programme of after school clubs involving opportunities for parents and children to learn creatively together.

Staff to run after school clubs (no charge for children to attend) – refer to Lists & Rotas book for full list of activities provided.

Total – £6,595

To raise children’s self-esteem and confidence

To provide opportunities to socialise

To increase involvement in wider outcomes

To support parents in learning alongside their children

% of pupils eligible for PPG attending clubs increases

Pupils eligible for PPG have access to a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs

Attendance Officer Attendance Officer to work across the school each morning.

Total – £10,550

Learning Mentor to be released every morning to focus on attendance matters.

Liaising with EWO and Family Support Workers to ensure families receive appropriate support.

To increase attendance figures and reduce the number of PA children.

Improved outcomes for children eligible for PP based on their prior attainment.

 

 

Additional members of staff to support across school  Total – £133,087 To teach English, Maths & Guided Reading in smaller groups in EYFS/Y2/Y6 to ensure good progress/outcomes based on prior attainment.

 

Deputy Head to be non-classed based in order to offer focused support for Y6.

 

To identify children who need additional support in Maths, Reading or Writing and to target through small group intervention sessions (led by class teachers)

 

 

Head of Pastoral Care (Pupil Premium Champion) to be non-classed based.  Support offered to identified groups of children and families.

Improved outcomes for children eligible for PP based on their prior attainment.

Key Year Groups – increased % of children achieving/exceeding national average

Interventions overcome barriers to learning and pupils eligible for PP make accelerated progress across Key Stages in Reading, Writing and Maths through focused intervention programmes.

 

Parents of pupils eligible for PP attend meetings and adult learning sessions to support their child.

Visits/Visitors – subsidised Y5/6 –Outdoor Education Residential

28 children x £90

Total – £2,520 subsidised + additional member of staff

School Visits/Visitors in –A minimum of 3 visits per year for each year group to be subsidised

Total for school visits- £7000

Total for year – £9520

To reduce pressure of affording school visits, ensure that children attend on visit days and access experiences which will enhance their cultural knowledge. Pupils, who are eligible for PP, access relevant experiences to support their learning and enrich their education.

All children have the opportunity to attend all school visits

The curriculum is enhanced (see yearly plans) and aspirations are raised.

Intervention Packages + Resources & continuing staff CPD KS2  RWInc – £2000 (continued adult training to access RWI updates & additional resources – including 3 x Development days across the year & Release time for RWI leader to deliver Master Classes)

Test Base & additional assessment supports – £500

School Improvement CPD – £5748

Total – £8,248

To provide staff with the skills and expertise to improve provision and outcomes for all children

 

All members of staff have the necessary skills and expertise to provide effective interventions for identified groups/individual children.

 

CPD (internal and external) ensures that all members of staff are able to provide quality first teaching with increasing percentages of outstanding teaching.

 

 

Pupils eligible for PP to make accelerated progress

Pupils eligible for PP show increased levels of engagement and enthusiasm in their work

Home support packs & parent workshops Welcome Packs handed out at all year group meetings in September 2016 to include a range of resources to support learning at home.

CGP Revision Books & Test question booklets to be purchased for relevant year groups.

RWI flash cards to be purchased and given to all Y1 families to support learning at home.

Release time for SLT members of staff to deliver parent workshops across the year based on English, Maths & phonic skills.

£1500

To provide parents with resources in order to support learning at home.

 

Provide extensive supports for parents.

Pupils eligible for PP to make accelerated progress.

 

Parents of pupils eligible for PP attend meetings and adult learning sessions to support their child.

Enhanced Nurture Provision, including ½ day specialist play therapy provision. Play Therapist employed to work ½ day per week to support identified pupils.

Learning Mentor to be released to further develop Nurture Provision for identified pupils during the morning sessions.

Additional resources to be purchased to support the running of groups.

£13,000

To ensure children’s emotional and social needs are met so that learning can take place. Pupils eligible for PP make accelerated progress/progress in line with their peers.

Pupils eligible for PP are able to regulate their emotions independently and fewer incidents logged on CPOMS.

Increase in attendance of identified pupils eligible for PP.

Total Projected Spend £198,000

 

What is Pupil Premium

Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.

This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, less family support, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium grant is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to diminish differences between them and their classmates.

What Makes a Child Eligible

Schools are given a pupil premium grant for:

  • Children who have qualified for free school meals at any point in the past six years. The school receives £1320 for each of these children. Children don’t currently have to be FSM to be Pupil Premium.
  • Children who have been looked after under local authority care for more than one day. These children are awarded a premium of £1900.

East Dene Pupil Premium Mission

  • ALL staff to deliver high quality lessons for ALL pupils.
  • ALL children to have strong self-belief, to be ambitious and secure in setting aspirational personal goals.
  • Cultural creativity to be embedded in the curriculum, offering ALL children varied and rich experiences which broaden horizons.
  • ALL staff to be accountable for the outcomes of ALL children.

We are committed to enabling all pupils to achieve to the best of their abilities.  We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind.  We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.  We intend to invest our pupil premium grant in better learning and will, therefore, allocate money to raise the aspirations and achievement of our children from more disadvantaged backgrounds. We believe that one of the biggest barriers to learning for children can be poverty of expectation and aspiration – and so we are determined to create a climate that does not limit a child’s potential in any way.

Some ways we spend our Pupil Premium

  • Extra one-to-one or small-group support for children within the classroom.
  • Employing extra teaching assistants to work with classes.
  • Running catch-up sessions before or after school, for example for children who need extra help with Maths or English.
  • Running a school breakfast club to improve attendance.
  • Funding educational trips and visits.
  • Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy.

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