Langafel Church of England Primary School
LangafelChurch of England Primary School

Pupil Premium

2015 -2016

The Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils on roll that are known to have been free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years.

Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Parents are strongly encouraged to register their child as eligible for FSM so that each school receives their maximum Pupil Premium entitlement.

The Pupil Premium is also provided for children in care who have been looked after continuously for at least six months and from this year, for children who have been in local authority care and are now adopted. Children of parents in the armed services, who face particular challenges, are also eligible for an amount of funding.

The aim is to ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are able to make the same progress as their peers.

We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children who are disadvantaged have free school meals. We follow the government’s guidelines to allocate Pupil Premium support to those children who receive, or have received, free school meals, or who are in care.

The financial year for the allocation of Pupil Premium runs from April to March (the Financial Year) Pupil premium Funding 2015-16 = £113 500 (approx.)

At Langafel CE Primary School we take into account the following factors when deciding how to spend Pupil Premium funding:

  • How to use research findings which show relative effectiveness of different interventions.
  • How to adapt high quality whole class teaching to meet the needs of all pupils, and especially those eligible for Premium funding.
  • How to identify the right provision for Pupil Premium pupils: what is effective for one might not be so effective for another.
  • How to ensure that Pupil Premium pupils have the opportunity to apply and consolidate what they have learnt in group and individual provision.
  • How to enhance provision if the pupil also has special education needs or disabilities (SEN/D).
  • How to train teachers and teaching assistants so that the needs of all pupils, especially those eligible for the Pupil Premium, are met.
  • How to allow Pupil Premium pupils full access to an enriched curriculum.

Provision

  • Partially funding targeted tuition (focusing on English and maths) for lower and higher attaining pupils.
  • Partially funding a one to one phonics programme for KS1.
  • Partially funding Beanstalk, (Voluntary Readers) to improve reading skills and foster an interest in reading.
  • Providing places a breakfast club to ensure the best possible start to the school day.
  • Partially funding Eden counselling services, to provide for children’s social and emotional needs.
  • Partially funding a school based play therapist, to provide for children’s social and emotional needs.
  • Providing places on Challenger Troop to raise pupils’ confidence, self-esteem and self-regulation.
  • Enabling children to access enrichment opportunities such as sports and language clubs and 1-1 swimming lessons.
  • Partially funding Y6 residential trip which is so important to develop pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social skills before moving on to secondary school.
  • Funding music lessons for children who wish to continue learning the violin past year 3.
  • Partially funding resources such as tablets or kindles where it is felt they will have an impact on academic progress or engagement.

More Information

For information on how ‘Pupil Premium Money’ was spent in 2015-2016 please click here

For more details on the pupil premium please visit:
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

Historic Pupil Premium Funding – 2014- 2015

Total Funding – 2014-15 = £93 500 (approx.)

Provision

    • Partially funding targeted tuition (focusing on English and maths) for lower and higher attaining pupils.
    • Partially funding Beanstalk, (Voluntary Readers) to improve reading skills and foster an interest in reading.
    • Providing places a breakfast club to ensure the best possible start to the school day.
    • Partially funding Eden counselling services, to provide for children’s social and emotional needs.
    • Providing places on Challenger Troop to raise pupils’ confidence, self-esteem and self-regulation.
    • Enabling children to access enrichment opportunities
    • Partially funding Y6 residential trip which is so important to develop pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social skills before moving on to secondary school.

For information on how ‘Pupil Premium Money’ was spent in 2013-2014 please touch or click here.
For information on how ‘Pupil Premium Money’ was spent in 2012-2013 please touch or click here.

In our inspection in March 2013 Ofsted said:

“Pupils who benefit from the pupil premium funding make good progress overall as their needs are accurately identified and a range of effective strategies are put into place to improve their learning.”

“The funding has been used to purchase a wide range of additional resources.”

“Leaders carefully assess the impact of this additional funding to ensure that it has the necessary impact.”