Pupil Premium

We are required to report on the school website the amount of the school’s allocation from the pupil premium grant in respect of the current academic year.

Details of how it is intended that the allocation will be or has been spent; details of how the previous year’s allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium funding as they wish – but are held accountable, and must report on how the funding has been used to support these groups of children.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. This also includes children who are in care (LAC).

At our small rural school the barriers to educational learning may go beyond academic success. The isolated nature of living in the in the Dales can mean that access to learning beyond the class room is a challenge. The limited numbers of peers which the children grow up with and socialise with is also restricted to a small number. Therefore there is an increased likelihood that when meeting larger groups or new individuals there is a lack of confidence.

At Burnsall Primary, we realise that not all children who are eligible for Free School Meals are disadvantaged, and also that not all pupils who are disadvantaged will be registered or qualify for Free School Meals, be looked after or from service families. Therefore, we allocate Pupil Premium funding on a needs basis where we identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Pupil Premium is used to help fulfil our vision and aims for all children and provide additional help and support for those children and families who may at times need something over and above the consistently good support we provide here. Where academic standards and progress do not require any intervention then Pupil premium will be used to develop a skill or talent of the individual child and to support the learning of the year group in which that child is.

Due to the size of our school, the potential for identifying pupils through the publishing of any report is inevitably greater. For this reason, it is our policy to publish a basic outline of how we have spent, and plan to spend, our Pupil Premium allocations.

Burnsall VA Primary School was allocated £2,400 of Pupil Premium in the financial year 2012-2013. This funding will be allocated in the following ways with the primary aim of ensuring that all pupils make good progress and are offered equality of opportunity in all aspects of their learning:

  1. Providing training for a key member of support staff to lead the Numbers Count Intervention programme across school for identified pupils and purchase associated resources. (approx £900)
  2. Provide small group and one to one sessions to run for a minimum of one term to meet the specific needs of identified pupils. (approx £500)
  3. Provide cover for staff to attend training to meet pupils individual needs (£500)
  4. Subsidised school trips and activities.(£300) Pupil Premium at Burnsall School
  5. Purchase resources to promote the teaching of phonics (£200)

Allocation of pupil Premium funding
Burnsall VA Primary School was allocated £1320 of Pupil Premium in the financial year 2014-2015.
This was used on additional staffing to support the mixed year group class as the individual had no
specific needs.
Burnsall VA Primary School was allocated £0 of Pupil Premium in the financial year 2015-16
Burnsall VA Primary School was allocated £0 of Pupil Premium in the financial year 2016-2017
Pupil Premium in 2017/18 in the form of FMS6 will total £1,320

This will be providing in class support in the following areas; (impact of this expenditure will be seen through in school tracking)

Year group specific support within mixed year group classes

Funding for educational visits, before and after school for example: (impact of this expenditure will be seen through increased levels of self – confidence and the ability to mix with peers beyond school)
• Residential trips
• Curriculum trips
• Visitors into school
• Breakfast club subsidy – if requested
• After school care subsidy in the Cluster run club – if requested

Supporting the development of skills and talents for example; (impact of this expenditure will be seen through participation in performances and success in music exams)
• Individual singing or music lessons beyond the curriculum.

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