Pupil Premium Funding
What is it?
Pupil premium funding is money that is received by the school from the government to help support children who are eligible for free school meals.
The school then decides how this money will be used to help support these children with their learning and social skills in order to help them reach their true potential.
Please note that the increase in funding for the school is due to a raise in the amount being given by the government, changes in the way the funding is now calculated and the fact that the school has expanded in size.
How and why was it used?
Pupil Premium funding was used to help children in the following ways;
Additional tuition was provided to help children reach their full potential in both Maths and English.
Inclusion Learning Assistance
Vulnerable groups of children in years one and two who needed support in their Maths, English and or with their social skills were identified. These children then worked alongside our inclusion learning assistants as part of a small group for part of each day.
To make sure all children are able to develop their life experiences and have equal opportunities in accessing education visits and visitors.
To enable all Year Six pupils to go on their residential to Kingswood we use school funds to supplement those children who are not on free school meals and part of the pupil premium money for children who are on free school meals to ensure all families are able to access this opportunity.
By working alongside and with identified children across school they have supported pupils in their readiness to learn. Developing children?s emotional literacy and social skills has been an important part of their work, helping vulnerable children gain awareness and develop strategies to improve their approach to learning and ability to communicate effectively with others.
After school clubs
So that all children are able to experience a range of interesting and challenging activities.
What has the impact been?
Opportunities for all children to increase their life experiences and develop their natural curiosity for learning has flourished as children have been taken on a variety of exciting and interesting educational visits throughout the year. Further chances for children to experience new and challenging activities have also been available through funding used for after school clubs.
The confidence of vulnerable learners has increased as has their social and communication skills helping to promote their self-esteem and self-worth. For vulnerable learners in Key stage Two this has also helped develop their ability and understanding of why being ready to learn is important and how they can manage difficult or stressful situations in positive and appropriate ways.
Please click on the links below to see how the money has been spent and what impact it has had on the pupils for Southmere.
If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family's income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.
Please click on the reports below to see how Pupil Premium fund has been allocated so far.
The impact of the allocation of the Pupil Premium 2016-17 iscurrently being reviewed as part of an externally sourced Pupil PremiumReview. This will also impact on thefinal distribution of the allocation of Pupil Premium 2017 - 2018 for which(£256,0000) has been received by the academy. The review and 2017-18 plan will be available by November 2017.