Pupil Premium Grant
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding to raise the attainment of vulnerable pupils.
Over the past four years, this funding has enabled us to provide a range of support and interventions for reading, writing, mathematics, personal and social development. These include:
- 1:1 teacher support
- 1:1 Teaching assistant support
- Small group support
- Additional resources to support intervention
Further to this, broader experiences (enrichment activities, school trips, school residential) have taken place. The Pupil Premium Grant has sometimes been used to support these activities where necessary. This has ensured that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and be fully part of the school community. On occasions the money has been used to support families with extra-curricular activities, wrap-around care and the purchase of school uniforms.
At Dalton St Michael’s, we thoroughly analyse the needs and progress of all our children on an individual basis. We use this information to set appropriate targets for each individual child. As well as identifying appropriate provision for each child requiring some form of intervention.
The impact of the Pupil Premium Grant, over the last four years, has been good with the majority of pupils in receipt of pupil premium having made better progress than similar pupils nationally in reading, writing and maths. The small group work or ‘one-to-one’ work for particular children has ensured focused intervention, appropriate to the needs of the individual child. This has enabled us to tackle misconceptions and consolidate learning for these children as soon as it becomes apparent.
To ensure the Pupil Premium Grant is used effectively the impact of any intervention is reviewed each term and reported to Governors at their termly meetings.
Previous allocations of the Pupil Premium Grant have been:
2012/13 ↔ £3,738
2013/14 ↔ £12,389
2014/15 ↔ £19,500
2016/17 ↔ £12,180
The allocation for the Pupil Premium Grant for 2017/18 is £9240.
We intend to use this funding in 2017/18 for staffing to include small group or one-to-one work. This has certainly proved to be beneficial for all children in previous years. However, we are aware that the funding has reduced significantly over the last two financial years.