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Pupil Premium

2018/19

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools received the following funding for each child registered as eligible free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in Reception to year 6

Schools also received £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

Pupil Premium report for 2018-19

2017-18

In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools received the following funding for each child registered as eligible free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6

Schools also received £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of one of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they have attracted the £1,900 rate.

Pupil Premium report for 2017-18

2016-17

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools received the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception year to year 6

Schools also received £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:

  • adoption
  • a special guardianship order
  • a child arrangements order
  • a residence order

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they have attracted the £1,900 rate.

Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go their school; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.

How did we spend it?

2015-16

Phoenix Arch was awarded £15,195 in 2015 – 2016 to support pupils who are eligible for free school meals. The school has chosen to use this funding to support these pupils to make progress in developing language and communication skills. This funding has been used in specific areas to target cohorts of pupils depending on needs. The Speech and Language Therapist [S&LT] has trained staff to deliver programmes to support and target communication, speaking & listening throughout the school day. Targets are set with the S&LT and progress tracked using a computer tracking system.

Pupils also receive one to one, small group or whole class sessions with the S&LT. This funding enables us to provide S&LT support as required and not be limited to what is identified on pupil statements or EHC plans.

Whole class outings to develop functional language and communication have broadened pupils’ experiences of the wider world and as a result pupils have greater knowledge and experiences. This is reflected in their writing as pupils have greater experiences to use as a basis for their writing. This year cross curriculum outings have included trips for functional ‘stranger danger’ awareness training.

This is assessed through all areas of Literacy and PSHE across the school.

We have chosen to continue to use our funding in the same way as previous years as it has had an impact on pupil’s writing in Ks2 and pupil’s communication, speaking & listening in Ks1.

Parents tell us that they would like pupil’s to extend their knowledge of road safely and stranger danger awareness, this will now form part of our trips and outings targets.

How did we spend it?