We are committed to ensuring that every child excels. The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
We currently have 235 Pupil Premium children, which is 53% of our school population*
Our next Pupil Premium review will be September 2020.
At Kingsland C.E. Academy, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind.
We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect.
What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential.
The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period.
Current Pupils at Kingsland C.E. Academy
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When making decisions about using pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced.
Common barriers for FSM children can be less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and there is no “one size fits all”. By following key principles, we believe we can maximise the impact of our pupil premium spending.
Identifying Pupils & Building Belief
- ALL teaching staff and support staff are involved in the analysis of data and identification of pupils
- ALL staff are aware of who pupil premium and vulnerable children are
- ALL pupil premium children benefit from the funding, not just those who are underperforming
- Underachievement at all levels is targeted (not just lower attaining pupils)
- Children’s individual needs are considered carefully
- Staff believe in ALL children
- There are “no excuses” made for underperformance
- Staff adopt a “solution-focused” approach to overcoming barriers
Key Areas for Development
To improve children’s speaking and listening skills
To create a welcoming and supportive environment where parents are confident to support their children’s learning
To ensure that children are immersed in a range of vocabulary and therefore widening their own vocabulary
To promote independence in a safe and stable environment
To provide opportunities for children to increase their aspirations for the future
At Kingsland we analyse our data to examine the impact of current support and use a range of observations and research to inform our decision making.
How Funding will address the barriers.
Following an analysis of barriers to learning at Kingsland the school’s PP spending and action plan reflects outcomes and recommendations from research. (EEF report, J.Dunford’s 10 point plan, NEF Forest Schools Evaluation plan and impact of these in local schools)
All primary schools receive an additional yearly grant from the Government. This extra funding is intended to heighten the effectiveness of P.E. provision in schools, and it is at our discretion how we spend this additional funding to achieve this.
Our aim is to use this additional funding to improve the quality of the teaching of P.E. as well as engaging our children in high quality sporting activities and experiences both curricular and extra-curricular.
The impact of the use of the P.E. Premium was assessed in a report at the end of the academic year.
2018 – 2019
In 2018-19, Kingsland received £19,620.
Our plans are in place to ensure we:
- Develop the roles of Sports leaders.
- Develop a Sports Council that will be represented at the Junior Leadership meetings.
- Continue to offer a varied range of before and after school clubs.
- Participated in the Hanley league football tournaments for Years 5 & 6 whilst extending to Years 3 & 4 in the Summer term.
- Continue to track pupil’s progress in this aspect of the curriculum.
- CPD provision for all staff in Gymnastics.
- Continued provision of dedicated sports coaches for football.
- Lunchtime sports provision.
- Continue to improve the variety of extra curricular activities to encourage greater involvement form more children.
- Be fully involved in all St. Bart’s Trust sports activities to ensure that children are offered wider opportunities to engage in sports at a competitive level.
- Continue to promote healthy living throughout Kingsland’s curriculum and involvement in relevant activities such as cooking healthy meals in Elsa’s Kitchen.
- The impact of the use of the P.E. Premium will be assessed in a report at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.
2019 – 2020
The year, Kingsland will receive £19,620.
Our plans are in place to ensure we:
- Develop sports leaders role so they are active throughout the school.
- Develop links with the sporting community and parents through Active Families initiative.
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:
Since September, Year 4 have attended swimming lessons at Fenton Manor. Children failing to gain a length will continue to swim with year 3 children until the end of the academic year. If this has not been achieved they will swim with the Year 4 children until February half term 2020.
At the end of year 6, 43% of children achieved their length certificate and 39% achieved their beginners certificate.