Funding 2018 - 2019: £13,334
Funding 2017 - 2018 : £13,200
Funding 2016 - 2017: £7,180
At Hoath Primary School, we ensure that all opportunities for teaching and learning meet the needs of all pupils in school, including pupils deemed as vulnerable or socially disadvantaged.
Pupil Premium Funding (PPF) is allocated to schools according to the number of pupils who receive free school meals, children in care (6 months or more) and children of service personnel.
At Hoath we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals are socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. For these reasons, we allocate some of our Pupil Premium Funding to support pupils identified, using school data, as being socially disadvantaged. We monitor the impact of provision through our school tracking system of individual’s progress throughout the year.
Through our tracking systems, progress meetings and regular monitoring our main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils for PPF include the following:-
Poor reading and phonics skills, when compared with their peers and age-appropriate expectations.
Lower levels of attendance when compared to children who are not eligible for PPF.
Limited access to extended learning opportunities beyond the family home and local amenities.
Hoath Primary School allocated its Pupil Premium Funding 2017-2018 to provide:
Employing a specific Learning Intervention TA to provide additional focussed support for identified children with specific difficulties including any vulnerable children. This TA is also employed as our Family Liaison Officer and as such she develops working relationships with the families of vulnerable children, in order to support home life and therefore the children’s readiness to learn and promoting regular attendance.
New reading resources including expanding the reading books for all children and purchasing new reference materials and books to be used to enhance learning opportunities for all children.
Teaching Assistant support in class. This ensures every class has at least one Teaching Assistant to support learning in each class.
Providing additional financial support for outside learning opportunities including residential trips, educational day visits etc.
Looking at our schools information regarding pupil progress using IDSR – Inspection Data Summary Report, children included in the FSM category made the accepted levels of progress or better in all areas of learning last year. Our in- school tracking systems show that our PPF pupils make good or better progress the majority of the time, across the curriculum. (As the number of PPF pupils is low we have not included progress figures as it would be easy to identify individuals).
We review our spending priorities every year and try to work closely with parents to make sure the allocation of funding is helping the child.
With regards to the grant allocation for 2018-2019, we will provide a similar programme to last years supplemented with additional resources/interventions according to identified need.
Next scheduled review meeting, April 2019.