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Pupil Premium

"Leaders and teachers have the same high expectations of all pupils, regardless of ability or background.  Additional government funding is used appropriately to successfully support and improve the achievement of disadvantaged pupils."

Ofsted December 2014

Pupil Premium 2016-2017

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

From April 2012 this was extended to include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). The level of the premium was £488 per eligible pupil for 2011/12 and £623 for 2012/13. 

From April 2014 funding increased further to £1,300 for primary children eligible for Free School Meals and Ever 6 and £1,900 for looked after children and children adopted from care, then to £1,320 from 1st April 2015 for primary children eligible for Free School Meals and Ever 6.

The impact on educational attainment from expenditure of the pupil premium funding is reflected in the results of the school. The school has extensive monitoring and support systems in place to ensure favourable outcomes for the most vulnerable pupils.

In the 2015/2016 academic year Ashford Park received £107,831 and this funding was spent as outlined below.

We allocated and spent our Pupil Premium Funding on initiatives to ensure pupils reached their full potential.

1:1 and small group tuition led by teacher or HLTA coordinated by Inclusion Leader

£58,088

Home School Link Worker

£4,070

Curricular and Extra Curricular Enrichment

£668

Support by Learning Support Assistants

£34,823

Support for pupils attending specialist centre

£11,813

TOTAL

£109,462

For the period September 16 to March 17 we have been allocated £67,142 which will be spent as follows:

1:1 and small group tuition led by teacher or HLTA coordinated by Inclusion Leader

£34,041

Home School Link Worker

£2,438

Curricular and Extra Curricular Enrichment

£1,167

Support by Learning Support Assistants

£22,139

Support for pupils attending specialist centre

£6,837

Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme

£5,775

TOTAL

£72,397

How well do our children eligible for Pupil Premium funding do?

2015/16 End of KS2 Pupil Premium Data

The below is Attainment data only, progress from pupil starting points is not included in this data.

 

Reading Attainment Avg KS2 Scaled Score

ESPAG Attainment Avg KS2 Scaled Score

Maths Attainment Avg KS2 Scaled Score

Pupil Premium

96

99

77

Non Pupil Premium

100

103

101

We ring-fence the pupil premium funding throughout the academic year, to ensure that it is spent on targeted pupils.

Our school focuses on supporting our disadvantaged pupils to achieve the highest attainment.

The school regularly and thoroughly analyses which pupils are underachieving, or are at risk of underachieving, particularly in English, mathematics and science and why.

We frequently track achievement data to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and adjust accordingly, rather than using data retrospectively to see if “something” had worked.

The school ensures that Senior Leaders have a clear overview of how this funding is spent, and expects teaching and HLTA colleagues to feedback with progress information, which then informs our school governors about pupil premium progress. Governors ensure that that they hold school leaders to account for raising standards.

As a school we drew and draw upon evidence from our own and other’s experience to allocate the funding to the activities that were most likely to have an impact on improving achievement and life chances.

External validation evidenced:

“The school’s leaders identify all children needing to accelerate progress with the children eligible for pupil premium funding as a specific subset. This ensures expectations are high and all children are supported with tailored teaching and or programmes.”

“Where withdrawal is required as a result of a rigorous assessment process, interventions are led by specialist skilled personnel to plug specific gaps with short, sharp, measurable support.”

For further information on the Pupil Premium please see this link

Education Endowment Foundation research on effective strategies

Follow the link below for Ashford Park's Historical Pupil Premium Information

Ashford Park Pupil Premium Historical Information

  1. 2017 Pupil Premium Strategy AprilDownload

Ashford Park
Primary School

Station Crescent, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3HN

01784 250305

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