Pupil Premium

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

STATEMENT 

We currently have 64 children at school (15%) who are, or have been, entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years. This generates a Pupil Premium grant allocation amount of £104,335 for the school (2020/21).  

This income is used to support the identified children on an individual basis, to help raise attainment and to ensure that support is tailored to specific needs. 

This money has been allocated in the following ways: 

  •          To support attendance at after school clubs, residential visits, subsidised educational visits, uniform.
  •          To deliver targeted support to boost progress and attainment
  •          Additional interventions for both groups and individuals to accelerate progress and attainment
  •          One to one support and teaching in reading, writing or maths 
  •          To support learning in the classroom by ensuring class sizes are as small as possible.
  •          To provide enrichment opportunities, for example, music tuition/hire of instruments
  •          To provide appropriate pastoral support including counselling and mentoring from the school’s learning mentor. 
  •          To support the cost of employing a Parent Support Worker/ Learning Mentor

The Learning Mentor supports families around the child to improve consistency in achieving our aims.

What are the barriers to educational achievement that the pupils eligible for Pupil Premium face at Blakehill?

  •          Poor attendance %
  •          Multiple vulnerabilities
  •          Low income families with limited funds 
  •          Poor pupil behaviour
  •          Limited speech and language skills
  •          Low parental engagement 
  •          Low aspirations – fixed mindset

 Our aim is to close any gaps in pupil attainment and progress between those children in receipt of pupil premium funding and those children who do not and improve the life opportunities for our disadvantaged pupils.

How will the impact of the Pupil Premium Funding be measured?

  • Pupil progress and attainment is monitored at least termly. This allows leaders to compare pupil outcomes for all groups including the disadvantaged pupils and those in receipt of the pupil premium funding in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Attendance is monitored weekly by our Attendance officer and procedures are followed to manage poor attendance
  • Pupil engagement in extra curricular activities, school visits and residentials
  • Pupil voice is used to elicit pupil views

The school's ethos is one of genuine concern and care for all to achieve their fullest potential. Great emphasis is placed on all staff members knowing and understanding every child well, treating children with the utmost respect and empowering them to become responsible, confident and resilient learners in our team. As such, we discuss, monitor and support children's wellbeing needs regularly which informs the cycle of provision.

A Pupil Premium Strategy Review is complete at the end of each term (December, April, July) by Senior Leaders and outcomes are reported to Governors annually.

 

Effectiveness of PP spending can be viewed below