As part of the way in which the Government funds schools, there is an allocation of money called “The Pupil Premium”. The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to support children who are eligible for free school meals, are looked after or have parents in the armed forces.
Click this link to find Allocation of Pupil Premium Funds and Data Analysis 2016 - 2017
Academic Year 2016/17
The Pupil Premium Grant allocated for academic year 2016/17 is £34,320. There are 226 pupils on roll and the school receives pupil premium funding for 26 children.
At Kempston Rural Primary School we know that the biggest difference to children’s attainment and progress is the quality of the teacher and their understanding of how children learn. Interventions are planned to meet the needs of each child in receipt of funding by;
- Recruiting the best teachers we can.
- Ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- Providing additional support in our Reception classes.
- Music, trips and creative arts are provided where it will impact on children’s learning.
- Staff training linked to resilience and well-being.
- Additional 1:1 tuition for identified children.
- Supporting small, targeted groups in reading, writing and maths with a focus on core basic
Measuring the impact of PPG spending
The school evaluates the full impact of the pupil premium funding on the progress of individual pupils at the end of each term.
The Head Teacher will provide an annual report to the Governing Body on how the funding has been used and the impact it has on raising standards. Parents can view this information by calling into the school office.
Academic Year 2015/16
The Pupil Premium Grant allocated for academic year 2015/16 was £19,800. There were 156 pupils on roll and the school received pupil premium funding for 15 children.
The grant was used to ensure all children achieved the best possible outcomes by;
- Providing high quality adult support in classrooms daily
- Providing training for support staff so they could facilitate the best possible learning for the children they worked with
- Increasing the learning resources, including ICT, to ensure children had access to high quality learning materials
- Providing curriculum enrichment - school trips, workshops, music, sport
- Recruiting the best teaching staff possible
The impact of the money received was measured in;
- Pupil progress and attainment
- Attitudes linked to behaviour and readiness for learning
- Take up of enrichment opportunities
A full report was given to the Governing Body.