Pupil Premium Strategy

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Schools are required to publish the way in which the pupil premium funding is spent each year. Nationally, children who are eligible for free school meals generally do not achieve as well as those who aren't eligible.

Please click on the reports below detailing how our school has used the allocated pupil premium money.

 At Whiston J & I school, we have high aspirations and ambitions that all children should reach their potential . We are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximise impact by focussing on the development of academic progress and the physical and emotional wellbeing of all children.  

 

Aims of Pupil Premium at Whiston Junior and Infant School:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
  • Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of
  • Pupil Premium interventions at one time.

Provision

  • Providing small group with an experienced teacher, HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) or teaching assistant focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading, phonics, writing and mathematics.
  • All our work through Pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations and will be aimed also at supporting pupils mental and emotional well-being to enable them to build and develop communication, reasoning and social skills.
  • Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able pupils on FSM to achieve Level 3 at the end of KS1 and Level 5 or 6 at the end of KS2.
  • The school will publish information on how they have used the Pupil Premium Grant to address 'narrowing the gap' for 'socially disadvantaged pupils.
  • We will also provide free school uniform; educational visits; heavily subsidise the Y6 residential; daily breakfast club; an after school club and free fruit for all pupils.

In 2015/16, Whiston J & I School received Pupil Premium to the amount of £41,636

Pupil Premium is used to provide children with equitable access to the curriculum including breakfast clubs, school uniform, educational visits, residential visits and extra curricular activities.

All children have access to quality learning support to ensure they make appropriate progress. Through half-termly pupil progress meetings target groups are identified and bespoke interventions planned and timetabled for. The impact of these sessions are measured to ensure 'best practice. 'This helps to ‘close the gap’ on specific areas of learning.

Present strengths and impact of the Pupil Premium Strategy 2015 -16 (SATs):

KS1 disadvantaged pupils attained higher than National in reading and writing

KS1 disadvantaged pupils also attained higher than their peers in reading

KS2 disadvantaged pupils attained higher than National at great depth in reading

KS2 disadvantaged middle ability pupils attained higher than National and peers in maths

In 2014/15, Whiston J & I School received Pupil Premium to the amount of £36,600

2015 Y6 SATs data shows 5 out of the 5 (100%) of the Pupil Premium pupils achieved level 4 or above in reading (60% level 5); 100% achieved level 4 writing (20% level 5) and 100% achieved Level 4 in mathematics (20% level 5).

100% of pupil premium children achieved at least 2 levels progress in reading (80% 3 levels); 100% writing (60% 3 levels); 100% maths (40% 3 levels).

In 2013/14, Whiston J & I received Pupil Premium to the amount of £29,627.00.

2014 Y6 SATs data shows 4 out of the 5 (80%) of the Pupil Premium pupils achieved level 4 or above in reading (40% level 5); 100% achieved level 4 writing (40% level 5) and 100% achieved Level 4 in mathematics (60% level 5).

File icon: pdf 2014 Pupil Premium Policy [pdf 236KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf WHJI_pp_report_to_governors_2013 - 14 [pdf 828KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf WHJI_pp_report_to_governors _2015 - 16 [pdf 850KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf WHJI_pp_report_to_governors_2014 - 15 [pdf 1MB] Click to download