Thurton C of E Primary Protocol for the spending of the Pupil Premium Grant
This protocol has been written by the governor responsible for the spending of pupil premium and head teacher after research and analysis into the best value use and areas of spend for the most impact. Documents such as the Sutton Trust Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit and the Ofsted Pupil Premium Analysis and Challenge tools for schools were used as part of the analysis, as well as looking at how other schools were using this grant. The following protocol has been developed to ensure that everyone in the school community has a good understanding of the order of spending of this ever increasing and significant amount of money. Analysis of the impact of the spending is completed Termly and is shared with the governors at their meetings and discussed at meetings with the School Improvement Partner.
Grant order of use and Approach
1. Teacher Assistant
- Specific targeted support for small group tuition and early years intervention – Phonics
- Reading comprehension
- Maths problem solving
- Speaking and listening programs
- Any other area as identified through specific data analysis and teacher analysis of progress.
2. Equipment to support learning
- Specific equipment identified through data analysis e.g. Maths games for homework – increase parental involvement Literacy – reading system, book banded phonic books
3. Arts participation
- KS2 – whole class learning music instrument – Clarinet, flute or trumbone
- Theatre group visits to school – including pantomine
4. Enhancing education
If parents whose children are entitled to free school meals require help towards the costs of these activities, please talk to the head teacher before the event takes place for up to half funding eg
- KS2 residential
- Whole class educational visits
- After school activities
5. Widening experiences
- Transport to outside school activities including educational visits – for each class once per year.
- Day visits from people from different faith and community background to broaden children’s experience of the wider British cultural and religious family.
Please download the Ofsted Pupil Premium Report
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.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
For pupils from low-income families in non-mainstream settings, it is for the local authority to decide how to allocate the Pupil Premium. For instance it could be allocated to the setting where they are being educated, or held by the local authority to spend specifically on additional educational support to raise the standard of attainment for these pupils. The authority must consult non-mainstream settings about how the Premium for these pupils should be used.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium. This is at the top of this page.