Barnsbury Primary School

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Pupil Premium

 

               Barnsbury Primary School

 

Use of Pupil Premium 2013/2014 

Background

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been in care or ‘looked after’ continuously for more than six months. In 2012-13 this also included pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). 

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the attainment of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the extra support that they receive. 

This page provides information about the Pupil Premium, the Pupil Premium allocation at BPS, how this has been spent and the impact the allocation has in ‘narrowing the gap’ for FSM pupils.

 Our School

In 2013/14 Barnsbury Primary School will receive £57,000 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.

 Rationale

This document will provide information based on pupil intervention and progress for 2013/14.

The report will be updated in November, February and July in line with Progress Tracking meetings.

The outcome of the Tracking meetings highlight the progress that FSM children have made and then provision can be altered to best fit the needs of these children more effectively. As part of the budget review in February 2014 we will forecast what changes will need to be made in order to meet the needs of our FSM children effectively for the following year. FSM children are identified as meeting, not meeting or exceeding their targets in line with all Inclusion groups following the tracking meetings.

 Spending Overview

Staff/Resources

Cost per Annum

 

Staff to lead the activities

£53,728

Staff Training on specific programmes

£580

Resources

£1,180

Support Funding for Extended Services/Clubs so that pupils can participate in them

£2,000

Total Costs per Annum

 

£57,488 (To Date)

 Please see below examples of the range of activities run over the last academic year which have been 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. Spectrum Phonics Programme

All teachers and learning assistants have been trained to carry out the progressive Spectrum Phonics programme throughout every year group;

 

All classes in KS1/2

9. Spectrum Reading

All teachers and learning assistants have been trained to carry out the progressive Spectrum Reading programme throughout every year group;

All classes in KS1/2

10. 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

 

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

 

This is an important source of extra funding for the school and so if you feel that your child may be entitled to free school meals, please contact the school office so that we can advise you in a confidential manner about how to apply.