Pupil Premium

We are required to report on the school website the amount of the school’s allocation from the pupil premium grant in respect of the current academic year.

Details of how it is intended that the allocation will be or has been spent; details of how the previous year’s allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium funding as they wish – but are held accountable, and must report on how the funding has been used to support these groups of children.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. This also includes children who are in care (LAC).

At our small rural school the barriers to educational learning may go beyond academic success. The isolated nature of living in the in the Dales can mean that access to learning beyond the class room is a challenge. The limited numbers of peers which the children grow up with and socialise with is also restricted to a small number. Therefore there is an increased likelihood that when meeting larger groups or new individuals there is a lack of confidence.

At Kettlewell Primary school, we realise that not all children who are eligible for Free School Meals are disadvantaged, and also that not all pupils who are disadvantaged will be registered or qualify for Free School Meals, be looked after or from service families. Therefore, we allocate Pupil Premium funding on a needs basis where we identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Pupil Premium is used to help fulfil our vision and aims for all children and provide additional help and support for those children and families who may at times need something over and above the consistently good support we provide here. Where academic standards and progress do not require any intervention then Pupil premium will be used to develop a skill or talent of the individual child and to support the learning of the year group in which that child is.

Due to the size of our school, the potential for identifying pupils through the publishing of any report is inevitably greater. For this reason, it is our policy to publish a basic outline of how we have spent, and plan to spend, our Pupil Premium allocations.

Kettlewell Primary School was allocated £6440 of Pupil Premium in the financial year 2017-2018.

This funding will be allocated in the following ways with the primary aim of ensuring that the pupil made good progress and were offered equality of opportunity in all aspects of their learning:

  1. Subsidised school trips and enrichment activities, inclusive of contributions to residential visits
  2. Contributions towards weekly swimming sessions pupils
  3. Provide small group, one to one sessions and targeted classroom support by School TAs and through other providers
  4. Purchase of resources to support the learning and progress of the pupil’s individual needs.
  5. Music tuition for individual children

IMPACT of pupil premium spending for 2017 – 2018

  • Inclusive opportunities were available for the pupil, which enabled a broader experience both academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Progress in swimming was evident and achieved the expected level in all strokes.
  • Progress increased as a result of intervention and individual support given to children
  • Additional resources used to support learning in the classroom impacting on outcomes
  • Increase in children participating in the creative curriculum, impacting on confidence and self-esteem

At Kettlewell Primary School, we have been allocated £4,600 for this academic year,

2018 – 2019.

We use this amount of funding to support the needs of the current eligible children; due to small numbers, summary of barriers to educational achievement can be reported face to face by the EHT’s and/or Base Leader.

This funding will be allocated in the following ways with the primary aim of ensuring that the pupil made good progress and were offered equality of opportunity in all aspects of their learning:

  1. Trauma and attachment training for staff
  2. Compass Buzz training for staff, to develop their skills and confidence, in order for them to improve and strengthen the support they can give to children, in relation to their mental health and well being
  3. Additional maths, reading and handwriting resources to support children with work in the classroom, specific to their needs
  4. Provide some opportunities for 1:1and small group support in the classroom to support learning and  social/emotional development
  5. Music tuition for individual children

IMPACT of pupil premium spending for 2018 – 2019

To be measured at the end of this academic year.

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