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Pupil Premium

The government introduced the Pupil Premium grant back in 2011.  This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is based on the number of children in receipt of free school meals and the number of Children Looked After (CLA) attending the school. The Pupil Premium grant is allocated directly to schools as they are best placed to assess what individual provision should be made for individual pupils.

 

At Collingham School, we support all our pupils by providing high quality teaching that is supplemented by interventions and a range of additional adult support. This ensures the curriculum and teaching meets the needs of every child and it helps to ensure that all children make good levels of progress. The school and the governing board have a duty to monitor both the spending and impact of the Pupil Premium funding on the identified pupils.  

 

The number of families entitled to free school meals at Collingham Primary School is extremely low. 


Pupil Premium allocations:

 

2020-21 (financial year): £11,760

2019-20 (financial year): £15,800

2018-19 (financial year): £17,120

 

How pupil premium is spent:


The targeted use of Pupil Premium funding is planned for and allocated by the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher in liaison with class teachers.  A report to the school governing board on pupil premium funding is included on the Headteacher's Report at each full governing board meeting.

 

Pupil Premium funding is used to employ a qualified teacher to deliver one to one and small group booster lessons for English and maths as well as to employ support staff to run intervention programmes in the following areas: 

 

  • Acquisition of early literacy skills
  • Acquisition of early numeracy skills
  • Supporting social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) well-being by developing positive self esteem; self-regulation strategies; and positive interaction skills.

 

Pupil Premium funding is also used to contribute to employment of an HLTA with a Dyslexia Level 2 accreditation to run support groups for the most vulnerable children with specific literacy difficulties.  Through this provision we are able to:

 

  • assess and identify specific literacy difficulties  
  • implement overlay screening
  • run intensive phonic tuition
  • support memory and processing skills
  • work towards meeting end of year group expectations in reading and writing
  • provide training and ongoing advice for teachers regarding dyslexia friendly classrooms
  • offer one to one sessions for parents of children with specific difficulties in order to offer advice on supporting literacy progress at home

 

Disclosing individual pupil achievement results, which could identify individual children and their families at our school, would contravene the General Data Protection Regualtion (GDPR). The school and governors have reviewed the impact of this grant on pupil attainment and progress and spending of the Pupil Premium allocation represents good value for money.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

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