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The Pupil Premium is a special funding initiative which targets additional funds to the school for the benefit of children from low income families. These are identified by known eligibility for Free School Meals (FSM). Children who have been looked after (fostered or in care) continuously for more than six months and pupils from ‘service’ families are also included. Pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years are also included in the allocation calculation (known as the Ever 6 measure)

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium funding as they wish, but they are held accountable and must report on how the funding has been used to support these groups of children. From September 2012 this information must be made available.

At our school we realise that not all children who are eligible for Free School Meals are socially disadvantaged, and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged will be registered or qualify for Free School Meals , be looked after or from service families. Therefore, we allocate Pupil Premium funding on a needs basis where we identify priority classes, groups or individuals.

The Pupil Premium amount for 2017 – 2018 is £27,720.

The Pupil Premium amount for 2016 – 2017 was £30,360.

  • In 2015-2016 Brotherton and Byram Community Primary Academy received £42,660 Pupil Premium funding.

    The funding was used to:

    • Fund the post of the Home School Pastoral Manager continuing to target and support all families. This often specifically lies around issues with behaviour, issues at home, links with social services and health and also positively around supporting self-esteem and well-being.
    • Provide targeted support and learning intervention
    • CPD for staff around aspects of special needs
    • Increase teaching assistant time for additional booster interventions
    • Purchase of resources to support children with social and emotional mental health difficulties
    • Continue to purchase licenses for Number gym to enable home access throughout all ages through the school.

     

    Impact of the funding:

    • The gap between progress of pupil premium children and other students is reducing.
    • Children are getting additional support to improve their well-being and resilience.
  • From 1st April 2014 to March 2015 the school received £47,600 Pupil Premium funding.

    The funding was used to:

    • Fund the post of the Home School Pastoral Manager continuing to target and support all families. This often specifically lies around issues with behaviour, issues at home, links with social services and health and also positively around supporting self esteem and well being.
    • Provide targeted support and learning intervention
    • Continue to develop  and enhance the professional development of teaching assistants ( 4 TAs are now fully qualified in HLTA status)
    • Increase the number of teaching assistants and maintain the higher number of hours following the class restructure in Summer 2014
    • Train members of staff to deliver and implement the Success@Arithmetic programme as part of Edgehill Every Child Counts
    • Purchase licenses for Number gym to enable home access throughout all ages through the school.
  • In 2013-2014 Brotherton & Byram Community Primary School received Pupil Premium Funding of £29,100.

    This funding was used to :

    • Create a new role of ‘Home School Pastoral Manager’ to support children and their families and focus on improvement of behaviour, self esteem and well being.
    • Provide additional learning intervention, including one to one intervention.
    • Provide training and support for teaching assistants in supporting children’s learning and social and emotional development.
    • Increase the number and hours of teaching assistants across school.