Pupil Premium Allocation
The government require us to report on 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 spent; details of how the previous academic 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.
The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. The value of the premium for children who are eligible for FSM is currently £1345. The value for a child whose parents are in the Armed Forces is £310.
Premium Spending and Impact
Last year the premium helped to; fund new members of staff (both teaching and non-teaching), retain existing intervention staff, provide after-school clubs, lunchtime clubs and a breakfast club, enhance our outdoor classroom, subsidize trips and the year 6 residential, improve the premises and purchase new mobile technology for all classrooms. The funding has had important impact on the life experiences of our children as well as having a positive impact on the progress and attainment levels of all groups of children, including SEN children and Free School Meal children, many of whom started from low starting points.
Data for the children in receipt of Pupil Premium (PP), is always compared with National data. This data is included in the spending and impact document and shows that when compared with the National figures, the school's PP children achieve in line with, or better than, PP children nationally.
Please click on the link below for a detailed breakdown of spending and impact.
2019 - 2020 Pupil Premium spending
2021-2022 Financial Allocation
Our pupil premium allocation for 2021 – 2022: £299.317
How we identify and address barriers to learning faced by individual pupils:
Barriers to learning are identified through everyday teaching practice and discussed in detail for each Pupil Premium child during regular ‘Pupil Progress meetings’ following assessments in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. These checks are led by senior leaders, which include the Head of school, deputy head and phase leader. Our SENCo and deputy SENCo also work closely with the teachers to ensure that potential barriers are identified.
- Pupil Progress meetings ensure that:
- Progress and attainment of each pupil is discussed;
- Barriers to learning are identified and recorded;
- Impact of current interventions is evaluated and strategies/provision re-considered and altered as required;
- Appropriate targeted interventions and support are instigated
Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school:
- Identified Special Educational Needs
- Speech and Language & social communication difficulties
- Social, emotional and mental health
- Low parental engagement
- Low attendance
Pupil premium strategy statement – Cleeve Primary
This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.
It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.