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Pupil Premium

What Is Pupil Premium?

The ‘Pupil Premium’ was introduced in April 2011. The Government provides additional funding for certain groups of pupils: those who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children who are looked after and pupils whose parents are in the armed forces. This includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM within the past 6 years (FSM Ever 6).

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium…is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” Source DfE website.

Pupil Premium 2015 - 2016 & Impact

For the year 2015/16, Kings Caple Primary Academy was allocated £7,920 for children who attract Pupil Premium funding. In addition to the action points mentioned above, the school has also allocated this funding towards the following initiatives.

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2015-2016Reason for allocationEvidence
Talk for Writing: training and provisionA need for a more structured approach to the teaching of writing and spelling was identified through pupil attainment figures in 2014-15. Several days of training were put in place for all teaching staff and additional training was also offered to Teaching Assistants. Additional resources were also provided to ensure the initiatives were implemented with as great a level of success as possible.Attainment figures from 2014-15
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THRASS: training, provision and resourcesA need for a more structured approach to the teaching of writing and spelling was identified through pupil attainment figures in 2014-15. Several days of training were put in place for all teaching staff and additional training was also offered to Teaching Assistants. Additional resources were also provided to ensure the initiatives were implemented with as great a level of success as possible.Attainment figures from 2014-15
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TA support and intervention groupsTA support enables children to access all areas of the curriculum regardless of their level of ability. Our Learning Mentor has also been involved with two of the children and she has been able to offer support with self-esteem and anxiety issues. This has led to a marked improvement in the children’s ability to enjoy and achieve within all areas of the curriculum.Fewer intervention groups are in place due to changing needs of children. Classroom support to continue.
Subsidised school tripsChildren have been able to access extra-curricular activities alongside their peers – something they may not have been able to do without the financial subsidy. Learning has been enhanced as a result of the educational visits and the swimming lessons have enabled children to develop safe play skills around water.To continue during 2016/17

Kings Caple Primary Academy have 44 pupils on role (Spring 2015). In order to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 the number of pupils in receipt of PP is not listed here.

Pupil Premium 2014 - 2015 & Impact

For the year 2014-2015, Kings Caple Primary Academy was allocated £8,700 for children who attract Pupil Premium funding. This was allocated and evaluated as follows:
For this academic year we are allocating the money in the following
way:

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2014-2015EvaluationAction
Subsidised school trips, including swimming and educational
visits
Children have been able to access extra-curricular activities alongside their peers – something they may not have been able to do without the financial subsidy. Learning has been enhanced as a result of the educational visits and the swimming lessons have enabled children to develop safe play skills around water.To continue during 2015/16.
1:1 topic based topic work tuition including additional resources
iPads have enabled enhancement of learning and offered alternatives to recording of work. This has been particularly useful for children for whom access to modern technology at home has been problematic.Use of iPads to continue. No further purchases required at this time.
TA support and intervention groups for literacy and numeracy.TA support enables children to access all areas of the curriculum regardless of their level of ability. Our Learning Mentor has also been involved with two of the children and she has been able to offer support with self-esteem and anxiety issues. This has led to a marked improvement in the children’s ability to enjoy and achieve within all areas of the curriculum.Fewer intervention groups are in place due to changing needs of children. Classroom support to continue.
Tara Loughran Maths ResourcesThese maths resources have enabled children to access a maths curriculum that is full of mastery and more interesting and exciting. These resources have led to an improvement in the children engagement in maths lessons as well as noticeable progress.To continue during 2015/16
Shakespeare Festival ProjectChildren have been given the opportunity to study and perform a Shakespeare play at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford. This enabled them to take a complicated concept and make it accessible to all. No further action required.

Kings Caple Primary Academy have 41 pupils on role (Autumn 2014). In order to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 the number of pupils in receipt of PP is not listed here.