The information below gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding. Our school attracts Pupil Premium linked to a very small number of children. The information below outlines in brief the areas in which the money is allocated. The evidence base for the interventions and impact is kept within the school for confidentiality reasons.
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is an amount of money, additional to the main school funding, the government allocates to each school, to support all pupils to reach their full potential which is particularly aimed at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Schools receive funding based on pupils who are eligible for Free School meals or who have been eligible at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel.
Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Historically, Free School Meals pupils make slower progress and achieve lower results than those children who do not receive Free School Meals. This is a national issue. the purpose of the Pupil Premium is to target support to 'narrow the gap'. Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families. Schools are required to report this information.
How is Tansley Primary School's allocation spent?
The Pupil Premium Allocation to Tansley Primary School for 2019/2020 is £16,140
The money is used to fund an addition fifteen hours teaching assistant hours a week to lead intervention programmes with individual and groups of children to develop reading, phonic and numeracy skills and support children with their learning in areas of weakness that would benefit from further development. It is also used to support the Positive Play programme and nurture activities in Willow group. It is also used to fund extra curriculum activities and learning outside of the classroom such as class trips.
The Pupil Premium Allocation to Tansley Primary School for 2018/2019 is £10,360
The money is used to fund an a teaching assistant for fifteen hours a week to lead intervention programmes with individual and groups of children to develop identified areas of weakness in their learning or additional support in areas that would benefit from further development. This also includes the use of teaching asistants to release teacher time to work more specifically with this identified group within the classroom. It is also used for a teacher intervention programme outside of the classroom and to support the nurture room work through Positive Play.