The government directs funding into schools according to the number of children who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in their primary school life, are designated as ‘looked after’ or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. If you feel your child may be eligible because of you family’s income level, please register them on http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals . Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that will be used to help your child in a whole host of different ways.
UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS
As with all schools, we are anxious that families in Years FS/1/2 are not applying for Pupil Premium funding due to the ‘Universal Free School Meals for all’ policy. As we have stated above, the funding stretches way, way beyond this so please do enquire regardless!
Stukeley’s policy can be found here Pupil Premium Policy
April 2016 – April 2017
For this financial year, Stukeley have been allocated £ to be used specifically for raising the attainment and achievement of ‘Pupil Premium’ children. Click here for a clear funding plan with more detail…
April 2015 – April 2016
For this financial year, Stukeley were allocated £69, 996 to be used specifically for raising the attainment and achievement of ‘Pupil Premium’ children. This equated to £23,332 for the Summer Term 2015 and £46,664 for the (new school year) Autumn Term 2015 and Spring Term 2016. Click here for a clear funding plan with more detail and here for detail re. the subsequent impact.
April 2014 – April 2015
In the 2014/15 budget, Stukeley were allocated £1300 per Pupil Premium child – this amounted to a total figure of £57,200. The planned provision for this money is detailed here and the subsequent impact here. From January 2015, all Pupil Premium children will be able to claim funding for two school jumpers per each academic year, free milk daily and up to 50% off school trip costs. KS2 children will also be entitled to claim a tuck-shop card at no cost.
April 2013 – April 2014
In 2013/14 the funding allocated was £900 per child and £300 for children of Armed Forces families – for the academic/financial year 2013/14 (September to April), we had £21,700 to narrow (and close) the historic gap in attainment for these children. For this year we identified all the eligible children and detailed the provision made for each. This allowed us a clear picture of the value we added and how we developed our practice as the year went on.
Our initial thoughts centred on investing in ‘Assertive Mentoring’ – software and resourcing that would enable us increase progress rates amongst all children but allow us to specifically target identified groups. As it happened, we carried this over to the next financial year. See above!
We continued to sustain the excellent work carried out by our Inclusion Team in nurturing and supporting children and families ‘in need’ but further increased the focus on raising attainment amongst these groups.
We also had a number of interventions planned – many were detailed in our School Development Plan ‘The Stukeley Steps’.
This plan will give more detail on the gains made Pupil Premium 201314
April 2012 – April 2013
In 2012/13 the funding allocated was £623 per child, £250 for children of Armed Forces families – for this academic year we received £30,451. The money was spent on a number of activities that are outlined below.
Family Support Worker – actioned to work specifically with families ‘in need’, a significant percentage of which access FSM funding
Child Support Worker – actioned to work specifically with children ‘in need’ – many of which are FSM funded.
School Trip/Enrichment Funding to allow FSM children to attend activites beyond their initial capacity
In 2011/12 the funding allocated was £488 per child, £200 for children of Armed Forces families – for this academic year we received £15,768. The money was spent on certain activities and interventions, as shown in the table below. The impact on the outcomes for children were measured and are also detailed in the table.
|Activity or intervention funded||Evidence of impact on progress / attainment (based on measurable data)|
|Extra release time for observing provision for targeted groups such as FSM, developing teacher’s expertise, talking with children.||Improved lesson observation outcomes. Children making accelerated progress at KS2 in reading, writing and maths.|
|Also demonstrating positive engagement with wider learning.|
|Developing teaching staff – mental maths strategies and use of jottings||Outcomes:|
|Reception “Calculating”: All target group moved at least 4 levels from entry level assessment.|
|KS1 maths: 4 made 4 points, 1 made 6 points of progress.|
|LKS2 maths: 4 made 4 points, 2 made 2 points of progress.|
|UKS2 maths: 1 not known, 1 made 4 points, 2 made 6 points of progress.|
|Family Support Worker||Families attended teacher meetings throughout the year.|
|Improved attendance of children:|
|9 above 94%, 15 above 90%.|
|Families engaged with the FSW for 1 to 1 meetings when requested.|
|Child Support Assistant||Planned interventions – outcomes showed targeted children made accelerated progress.|