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Pupil Premium 2014-15

1.         Introduction

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  Pupil premium funding is paid according to the number of pupils who have been:

•           registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years

•           been in care for 6 months or longer

2.  Pupil Premium allocation received to date by Hankham School:

YearFunding Allocated


3. Details of how we intend to spend our allocation 2014-2015

We have allocated the Pupil Premium fund in the following ways:

•           Teaching Assistant time @ £10,000

The school employs Teaching Assistants who are deployed to provide in-class support for targeted students.  

•           One to One support @ £ 9,500

Pupils work in small groups or sometimes on a 1-1 basis to improve their Literacy and Numeracy skills.  These pupils are identified through attainment and progress data and through Pupil Premium identification. This is to close the gaps between slower moving pupil premium children and their peers.  Teaching Assistants are also deployed to run group sessions for vulnerable pupils e.g. social skills group. 

  • Extra lunchtime supervision @2500

The school employs additional lunchtime supervision assistants who are deployed to provide targeted social support.

•           Staff Training and Development @ £ 1,000

Funding is allocated to the Training Budget to ensure that all staff receive training relevant to enhance the outcomes of vulnerable groups.   Support staff have been trained to support Pupil Premium children in specific areas where a learning need is identified.

•           Attendance and Family Support @ £ 2,500

Funding is allocated to buy in additional support and services to help us work and support vulnerable pupils e.g. the Behaviour and Attendance Support Service (ESBAS) to help us work and support vulnerable pupils.   Support for improving attendance has been improved by ensuring the site is open and staffed from 8.30am in order for parents to bring children to school earlier.

•           Extra-curricular and enrichment @ 1,000

Funding is allocated to allow eligible pupils to take part in extra-curricular activities which they may otherwise not have access to e.g. after-school club such as sports tuition through Albion in the community s , music lessons, school trips.  The money is used to fund school trips and residential trips.  The money is also used to help fund opportunities and resources in school that Pupil Premium children may not access at home.  New laptops purchased to support learning, so that all children can access ICT equipment.

4.         Impact to date on the attainment of disadvantaged pupils 2013-2014

This funding has helped impact positively on:

Reading ages

Handwriting skills

Pupil self-esteem

Pupil engagement

Attendance and punctuality