Barnsbury Primary School

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Pupil Premium

 

               Barnsbury Primary School

 

Use of Pupil Premium 2014/2015 

Background 

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2011, as additional funding for pupils who receive Free School Meals and who are Looked After Children. This is because the DfE have recognised that good education is the key to improving young people’s life chances. This is particularly true for children from low-income families, or who are Looked After Children, who are far less likely to leave schools with good GCSE results than other children. The Pupil Premium, using additional resources from outside the School’s Budget, is intended to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2011, as additional funding for pupils who receive Free School Meals and who are Looked After Children. This is because the DfE have recognised that good education is the key to improving young people’s life chances. This is particularly true for children from low-income families, or who are Looked After Children, who are far less likely to leave schools with good GCSE results than other children. The Pupil Premium, using additional resources from outside the School’s Budget, is intended to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most

Our School

In 2014/2015 we anticipate Barnsbury Primary School will receive £68,900 as our Pupil Premium entitlement based on our current registered children on FSM. Other funding will be added to this to ensure that we can support all of our most disadvantaged pupils and those within our Inclusion groups.

 

 

Spending Overview

Staff/Resources

Cost per Annum

 

Staffing including

Additional learning assistant time; pastoral support; Home school link worker; Inclusion leader time  

 

£69,100

Training and professional development for staff

 

£1,500

Admin costs

 

£2,000

Voucher scheme to provide support for extended services, trips, uniform

 

£3,975

Outdoor learning

£900

Total Costs

£77,475

 

Please see below examples of the range of activities we plan to run run over the next academic year which will be fully or partially funded by Pupil Premium.

 

 

Programmes of Support available to FSM children at BPS 

 

Activities Selected

What this does

Targeted Pupils

 

1. Happy to be Me Programme

Group sessions comprising a maximum of 6 children;

Focusing on raising self esteem and confidence through speaking & listening activities, games and songs;

 

Years 1,2,3,4,5

2. Time to Talk Programme

Group sessions comprising 4 to 6 children;

Focusing on basic social interaction, making friends, manners, and social language development;

 

EYFS and Year 1

3. Social Skills Programme

Group sessions comprising 4 to 6 children;

Focusing on developing skills to cope in new, different or challenging social situations;

Increasing confidence to manage positively in social settings;

 

Years 1,2,3,4,5,6

4. Art Therapy Programme

Individual sessions for children using drawing activities that may provoke discussions linked to emotional literacy, self esteem and confidence issues as well as empathy for others and a sense of belonging both in school, the family and community;

 

Years 2,3,4,5,6

5. Anger Management Programme

Individual sessions for children to work through difficulties with controlling their anger;

Developing a better understanding of emotion and learning strategies to use when angry;

 

Years 2,3,4,5,6

6. Support from Home School Link Worker

Liaison with targeted families to support them and help them understand how best to support and meet their children’s needs effectively and positively;

 

All year groups depending upon family and individual needs

7. Voucher support

The school currently allocates £25 vouchers to low income, vulnerable families with good attendance;

These can be used to buy uniform, pay for outings, school trips etc;

The decision for allocation lies with the head teacher through discussion with the admissions officer and extended services manager;

 

Families with good attendance but low income

8.Learning Assistant Support

All learning assistants have been trained to carry out the progressive Spectrum Phonics and Spectrum Reading programmes throughout every year group. Pupils are targeted according to need and stage of reading development.

All learning assistants have been trained to carry out Numicon Intervention. This is designed to identify and target ‘gaps’ pupils may have in their mathematical knowledge

All classes in KS1/2

 

9. Drawing and Talking Therapy

Individual sessions weekly for twelve weeks using a systematic drawing therapy to help children work through emotional difficulties that could be affecting their sub conscious, eg through trauma, bereavement, being a young carer etc.

All classes in KS1/2

10. Forest School

Participation in this programme encourages development of self- awareness, problem solving and cooperation

 

Selected pupils from KS2

 

Research undertaken by the Sutton Trust has been taken in to account prior to the spending of the Pupil Premium at our school:

http://www.suttontrust.com/research/

 

For more information on the Pupil Premium, please visit:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium