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Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Policy Statement

At Lytham Hall Park Primary School all members of staff and governors accept responsibility for all pupils recognising that a significant number of pupils within the school population, some of whom are not eligible for Free School Meals, may at any point during their school career require additional support and intervention. We are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs in a nurturing environment. As with every child in our care, a child who is entitled to Free School Meals, and consequently the Pupil Premium Grant, is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of disadvantage.

 

Background

The Pupil premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. It is also used for pupils who have been on the FSM register but no longer qualify. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

 

In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body and staff of Lytham Hall Park Primary will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. As part of the additional provision made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, the Governors and staff of the school will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and clarified at termly pupil progress meetings. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, the Governors and staff of Lytham Hall Park Primary recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. The Governors and staff also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. They therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

 

Identification, implementation and development of provision

Academic intervention in addition to social, emotional and behavioural support are implemented through termly Pupil Progress Meetings. Analysis of tracking and progress is used as a vehicle to identify concerns and presenting issues and also as a measure of impact during the review process.

 

In addition, the school regularly considers current provision available in school and seeks to expand the range of support on offer; from within through training or from without by accessing external expertise. The schools sees staff training in specific areas of expertise as a means to maximise value for money and ensure the longevity of PPG funded provision for future groups of pupils in school. For example, the training of teaching assistants in order to implement more effective interventions such as IDL. All PPG funded intervention and provision is assessed and evaluated to measure impact. Subsequently activities are either maintained or modified for future implementation and any ineffective approaches are stopped.

 

Provision planning, including assessment of impact and affordability of provision takes place with Governor involvement with a named governor with responsibility for pupil premium.

 

2017 2018 Pupil Premium Strategy

The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school's budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. In 2017/18 the school received £43,080 in Pupil Premium allocations.

 

A summary of the main barriers: 

Unmet PSED needs, particularly for children on entry to EYFS

Attendance at a lower rate than non-disadvantage pupils

Emotional and social needs that impact on learning including mental health and wellbeing

Pupils in receipt of pupil premium, including AFC, who enter school with lower starting points and require individualised provision

 

Our strategy to remove these barriers are outlined in detail within the action plan and includes key provision for:

  • Forest Schools Provision in all year groups but weekly in EYFS
  • Full Time Learning Mentor on site and with increased involvement during transition and induction
  • Strong PP leadership through TLR appointment
  • Targeted interventions that meet the pupils individual needs
  • Increased teacher hours and teaching assistant hours for one to one and small group teaching.

 

The action plan will be reviewed termly and the impact monitored through the Financial Performance and Strategy Committee and the Educational Performance Committee,

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017 - 18

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