Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated annually in the school budget in respect of each child who is currently entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled to free school meals at any point over the last six years. It is also granted in respect of any Looked After Children and children of Service Families.

Royal Park Primary School’s Pupil Premium Grant for is £151,800. The Pupil Premium Grant is intended to be used to support children’s progress, attainment and aspirations. The school is exclusively responsible for determining how to use this funding to benefit of all of the eligible pupils.

We always seek to provide outstanding teaching for all children. Timely, precision teaching provision and intervention is used to maximise children’s progress and attainment. The Pupil Premium helps us to deliver specific additional interventions to eligible children whose attainment might not otherwise fully reflect their potential.  

Royal Park has identified key areas of expenditure which will provide effective support for these children.

To continue to support eligible children’s learning in the classroom

  • Train named members of SLT and the teaching staff
  • Teaching Assistant to support learning and to close the gap for pupil premium pupils across the school
  • To engage pupils in the learning task through effective computer provision
  • ASD trained support staff delivering lunchtime clubs and support children to engage in after school clubs

To provide quality in school support to engage pupil premium pupils

  • Learning Mentor/Family liaison support for vulnerable children
  • Targeted mentoring and support to build aspirations, self-esteem and confidence as well as support and challenge learning across the curriculum.
  • Engagement with parents and carers to provide support and challenge on attendance, learning attitudes and aspirations
  • Targeted support for children who have missed schooling in order for them to ‘catch up’
  • School trips and visits
  • Out of hours school clubs 
  • Subsidised breakfast club places
  • School Journey Subsidy
  • Tablets/ipads used in class to support extended writing, dyslexic    children and a wide range of needs, ensuring the engagement in learning across the curriculum
  • School Uniform
  • Forest Schools
  • Specific projects: Aspirations Day
  • Access to school counsellor

We recognise that each of our Pupil Premium children has individual needs and aspirations, so that the teachers and other professionals responsible will need to select the best interventions for each eligible child accordingly. The Deputy Head Teacher will lead the professional and operational supervision of these interventions, accountable to the Head Teacher.

Monitoring and Evaluating  

The overall effectiveness and impact is monitored regularly in line with the school monitoring cycle, usually through pupil progress meetings and meetings to review the impact of interventions.

In evaluating the effectiveness, a range of evidence is used including:

  • attainment and progress outcomes;
  • feedback from staff, the child, parents and other professionals who may be involved;
  • examples of learning through photographs, recorded learning, transcriptions or recordings of what the child says;
  • anecdotal, impressionistic evidence relating to improved confidence, well-being, attititude, behaviour, etc.

The progress of children targeted through the Challenge the Gap project will be monitored in a number of ways:

  • attainment and progress outcomes
  • attendance and punctuality tracking
  • attitudes through questionnaires and mentoring discussions
  • learning behaviour in class and through mentoring sessions

Effective practices and outcomes identified through the Challenge the Gap project will then be replicated for all children entitled to pupil premium funding.

The governors’ will have a monitoring oversight to the use of the Pupil Premium Funding and the provisions it supports.

Reporting

The head teacher and deputy head teacher will produce regular reports for the governors’. This report will include:

  • the progress made towards closing the attainment gap, by year group and for children eligible for pupil premium
  • an outline of the provision and the impact of this provision on narrowing the gap
  • an evaluation of the cost effectiveness in terms of the progress made by the children receiving particular provision, when compared with other forms of support
  • the average progress of these children receiving support funded from pupil premium provide comparative data showing our schools progress relative to other schools nationally through data supplied in the annual RAISEonline report and the Local Authority
  • the progress made towards the Challenge the Gap action plan priorities and impact on pupil progress and attitudes

The governors are responsible for publishing a report on the school’s use of the Pupil Premium each year, via the school’s website. This report will comply with statutory requirements, and also seek to be informative for parents and other stakeholders

This policy will be reviewed at least every 3 years as part of the school’s cycle; sooner in case of new information, national policy changes and/or legislation.