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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools for identified groups of pupils for two purposes:

  • Raising the attainment of disavantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers; and
  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

 

The aims of the funding are as follows:

  • To reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally
  • To increase social mobility
  • To enable more pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top universities
  • To provide additional resource to schools to do this
  • To support looked after children and post - LAC

 

Who is the funding for?

  • Children currently receiving Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years
  • Current Children Looked After (CLA)
  • Children who leave care on an order or 'post LAC'
  • Children whose parents are Armed Forces Service Personnel

 

Early Years Pupil Premium

The Early Years Pupil Premium:

  • Gives all early years providers up to £300 (paid hourly) in order to provide the best possible education to the most disadvantaged children
  • Give guaranteed additional funding to all providers who take the most disadvantaged children; and
  • together with the two year old entitlement, it will encourage more of the best providers to expand into disadvantaged areas.

 

The Service Premium

  • Historically this group have achieved very well in school
  • The Service Premium can be used to support emotional and social well-being. Traditionally this has been funded from the school's own budget
  • Schools will be able to use this money to fund additional pastoral care

 

The Grant funding has risen from £488 in 2011-2012 to the following allowances in 2016-17

Disadvantaged pupil

Funding

Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£1,320

 

Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM

£935

Looked after Children (LAC)

an notional £1900

Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (Child Arrangement Order)

£1900

Early Years Pupil Premium

£300

Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in respect of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence

£300

 

Accountability

Reporting on-line how Pupil Premium money has been spent and the impact it has had on pupil progress and attainment

The following accountability measures have been introduced;

  • Performance table sthat clearly show the attainment of FSM and CLA compared to their peers e.g. RAISEOnline, DfE performance tables
  • Schools are required to make a report on-line as to how they have used the Pupil Premium and the impact it has had on pupil attainment and progress. Whilst the DfE is clear that this information must be published on-line there is no specific advice about how schools should report on the use and impact of Pupil Premium.
  • A sharper focus on the use of Pupil Premium and the performance and progress of 'disadvantaged children' within Ofsted inspections
  • The Personal Education Plan for CLA will have specific and clear learning targets with allocated funding. Impact will be evaluated
  • If there are concerns with regards the impact of Pupil Premium fundng Ofsted may recommend ' An external review of the schools' user of the pupil premium should be undertaken in order to assess how this aspect of leadership and management may be improved'

(updated June 2017)

 

Effective use of the Pupil Premium

  • Targeting the funding well from the outset
  • Taking a long term view; getting it right
  • Tailoring interventins to meet individual needs through systematic tracking of progress
  • Intervention targeted to overcome specific barriers to learning

Useful Resources

  • The Pupil Premium. Making it work in your school (Oxford University Press)
  • A Pupil Premium handbook for Cambridgeshire (

 

Have you applied for the early years pupil premium for children in your nursery class?

Since April 2015 schools from all over Hertfordshire have applied for the early years pupil premium for their eligible children.

For schools that have not already accessed the early years pupil premium, you are missing out on vital additional funding to support children in your nursery class.

To claim this funding there is a straight forward process which involves you collecting information from parents and checking familiesí eligibility. The eligibility check is quick and gives an immediate result once the parentís information is submitted.

Enhancements to the administrative process this academic year include:

  • You will be able to edit all parts of the application, e.g. child information and parent information if entered in error
  • You will be able to re-run the eligibility check on a one by one basis, e.g. if you are informed that parentís circumstances have changed
  • You will be able to remove a record where a child has left the school or did not attend.

The national criteria for the early years pupil premium instructs that all children who are in receipt of early years pupil premium must be re checked in each new academic year. Consequently we will be re-checking eligibility on all children in September 2016. Please ensure that you re input all children on to the application checking service even if they have already been eligible for the early years pupil premium in a previous term so their eligibility can be maintained.

For information on the process to claim, leaflets and information to give to parents to explain EYPP see below.

There are also best practice guides to review and consider when delivering EYPP activities. Please visit

For more information and best practice examples.

New applications can be submitted from now and the last date for submitting applications will be Friday 10 February 2017 for payment to be made in March 2017.

 

Pupil Premium Plus for Children Looked After

Information for Hertfordshire schools on the policy adopted for Pupil Premium Plus can be found at:

 

Accountability

Reporting on-line how Pupil Premium money has been spent and the impact it has had on pupil progress and attainment

The following accountability measures have been introduced;

  • Performance table sthat clearly show the attainment of FSM and CLA compared to their peers e.g. RAISEOnline, DfE performance tables
  • Schools are required to make a report on-line as to how they have used the Pupil Premium and the impact it has had on pupil attainment and progress. Whilst the DfE is clear that this information must be published on-line there is no specific advice about how schools should report on the use and impact of Pupil Premium.
  • A sharper focus on the use of Pupil Premium and the performance and progress of 'disadvantaged children' within Ofsted inspections
  • The Personal Education Plan for CLA will have specific and clear learning targets with allocated funding. Impact will be evaluated
  • If there are concerns with regards the impact of Pupil Premium fundng Ofsted may recommend ' An external review of the schools' user of the pupil premium should be undertaken in order to assess how this aspect of leadership and management may be improved'

(updated June 2017)

 

 

 

Schools might want to consider the approach set out below for reporting how Pupil Premium funding has been spent. The suggested approach reports in three key areas: context, provision and impact.

 
 
Performance tables

New measures are included in the performance tables that  capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.

 

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation and factors to consider when raising the attainment of pupils who are supported by the Pupil premium.

The documents below can be used to support auditing current practice and setting priorities for future improvement.

The Dfe has brought  together some of the key learning points and effective practices from schools which have used provision mapping to identify and overcome potential barriers to learning, and meet the needs of all pupils within and beyond the school setting.