Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils. The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. 

The pupil premium is allocated to children from families who are:

  1. Currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM)
  2. Ever 6 FSM (students who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years)
  3. Looked after by the Local Authority (LAC)
  4. Previously looked after children that are now adopted
  5. Currently serving in the armed forces

Following recently completed consultation by The Department for Education, there are plans to introduce an Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to give additional resources to early year’s providers that take disadvantaged children aged three and four.  Children must receive free early education in order to attract EYPP funding. They do not have to take up the full 570 hours of early education they are entitled to in order to get EYPP.

OBJECTIVES

  • Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils
  • Pupil Premium will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
  • As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others
  • We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives

In 2016/17 the Pupil Premium allocation for Hodge Clough Primary is £187,060.

Number of pupils and pupil premium funding (PPF) received

Total number of pupils on roll

405

Total number of pupils eligible for PPF

123 + 9(LAC) + 4(PLAC)

Percentage of pupils eligible for PPF

33.5%

Focus of spending for 2016/17

  • Reduced class sizes in all year groups with experienced teachers raising attainment with small groups in Maths and English
  • Purchase Inspire Maths scheme and Base Ten resources for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two to enhance quality first teaching
  • Purchase Big Writing Adventures for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two to enhance quality first teaching
  • Employ a Parent Support officer
  • Continue to use TA's to deliver Code X intervention
  • Continue to provide Read, Write, Inc spelling programme throughout school.
  • Provide Breakfast Club provision at both sites
  • Inspire Mathematics training for all Key Stage One and Key Stage Two teachers and TA's
  • Support with the cost of residential trips and other educational visits
  • Purchase of CGP homework books for Upper Key Stage Two and Year Two
  • My Maths online subscription and provision of Lunch time clubs for children to complete
  • Additional one to one specialist support for Emotional needs
  • Gross Motor Skills Scheme
  • Additional HLTA support in class
  • Employ a Language Acquisition teacher