The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools with pupils on roll that are:
- Eligible for Free School Meals
- In Looked After Care
- Have a parent in the Armed Services
In financial year 2017/2018 School receives this funding for 19 children.
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.”
This money can be used for support and resources to directly support these children, or indirectly through releasing time for Teachers and Teaching Assistants to provide small group or individual support.
We use our funding as part of the school whole budget to:
- Release a Higher Level Teaching Assistant from classroom responsibilities to work on an individual or small group basis with pupils on programmes drawn up by a Speech and Language Therapist and provide resources. Cost £10,100.
- Release a Higher Level Teaching Assistant from classroom responsibilities to work on an individual or small group basis with pupils on programmes drawn up by Physiotherapist and provide resources. Cost £3,490.
- Commission Occupational Therapy. Cost £4,200
- Subsidise the cost of activities (e.g. school visits) for children in receipt of Free School Meals. Cost £2,280
Each year we analyse pupil achievement data to ensure that pupils in receipt of Free School Meals and those in Looked After Care are making good progress relative to other pupils in School. Please see our Attainment Summary.
PE and Sports Premium:
The government is spending £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
Primary schools receive this funding directly.
In 2017/18 Barndale House School received £7,000
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best of way using of the money.
At Barndale House School we use Sports Premium Funding to:
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers and pupils (£900)
- access to suitable Sports Hall/Gym (£1,000)
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport (£950)
- access to swimming for all pupils (£1,700)
- support and involve children in sport by running a school sports club every week (£2,200)
- run sports activities with other schools (£250)
Literacy and Numeracy Catch-Up Premium: -
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
2017-2018 Barndale House School receives £500 which is spent on;
- individual tuition
- intensive small-group tuition
- external services and materials, such as computer-based learning resources and specifically materials to support Augmentative and Alternative Communication