Pupil Premium

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.

Aims

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.

Pupils

We currently have 229 Pupil Premium children.

Population

48% of the school population is Pupil Premium.

Activities

We offer a range of extra-curricular activities.

Team

Our TA’s are deployed according to need.

Pupils

We currently have 229 Pupil Premium children.

Population

48% of the school population is Pupil Premium.

Team

Our TA’s are deployed according to need.

Current Pupils at Kingsland C.E. Academy

Year No. of pupils Non-Pupil Premium Pupil Premium % Pupil Premium
Nursery 59 33 26 44
Reception 58 36 22 38
1 63 34 29 46
2 61 29 32 52
3 60 33 27 45
4 60 32 28 47
5 60 24 36 60
6 56 21 35 63
% of pupils eligible for PP
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
School 59.1 56.3 57.2 49 48 49 53
National 26.6 26.0 25.2 26.7 26.7 28.1 27.3

Maximum Impact

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.

Our Approach

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)

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