Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Headteacher: Mr J May

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

In October 2013 the Government announced changes to the pupil premium. Below we have put together a guide to the pupil premium, what it is and some ideas on how it can be used.

 

What is the pupil premium?

The pupil premium describes an amount of money given to schools to enable them to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children.

 

There are currently three rates:

Service Child Premium - £300 per year - Pupil premium - £1300 per year for primary aged children or £953, for secondary aged children - Pupil Premium Plus - £1900 per year

What are the eligibility criteria?

Currently eligible children in years Reception to Year 11, who are in maintained schools, non-maintained special schools and general hospital schools will attract the Pupil Premium.

Service Child premium

 Children of parents serving in the armed forces

 

Pupil Premium

 Children who have been eligible for free school means at any time during the last 6 months

 

Pupil Premium Plus

 Children in care

 Children that left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991 (under the Children Act 1989)

 Children that left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Children Act 1989)

 Children who were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Adoption and Children Act 2002);

 

Why are these groups of children getting a Pupil Premium?

The groups of children who attract the pupil premium have been deemed to be at a disadvantage to their peers. For example, children who's parents are in the armed forces may need additional help to settle after moving from abroad, whereas looked after or adopted children will have experienced grief and loss and will often have had traumatic experiences in their early lives. Whereas not all children in these groups will need additional support, many of them will. The pupil premium is a way to ensure that these children are helped to make progress emotionally, socially and educationally

 

Do schools have to spend the additional funding they are getting on the individual child?

This is additional funding given to schools to improve the educational and personal outcomes for pupils who have been identified as eligible for the pupil premium. It is not intended that the additional funding should be used to back-fill the general school budget nor is it the policy intention that the funding should be used to support other groups of pupils, such as those with special educational needs or who are low attaining.

However, the funding is not ring-fenced and is not for individual children. Therefore the school does not have to spend the exact amount on the particular eligible child. Instead schools may decide to use the money on things such as staff training, or whole class intentions. Please see below for our list of ideas on how to spend the pupil premium.

From September 2015 Watermill School intraoduced a policy where by any member of staff could request Pupil or Sports premium via a simple request form approved by the SLT. This allows us to further target individual needs. These can be seen on request.

What is the role of parents or carers?

Whereas most groups of children will be automatically eligible for the pupil premium, those children who have left care under a Residence Order, Special Guardianship Order or Adoption Order will not. It will be up to the parents of these children to self-declare their child's status and provide supporting evidence to the school.

It is also hoped that schools would liaise with parents or carers on how to best spend the pupil premium. School staff may be unfamiliar with the detail of any barriers to learning that child may be facing as a result of their experiences.

 

How can the money be spent?

It is up to schools to decide how to best spend this money. Some will choose to spend this on individual children to meet particular needs and difficulties, others will pool money together to develop projects or gain training. Below are some ideas on how you could spend the pupil premium:

For individual children

 Additional Teaching assistant hours

 Child mentoring

 Individual staff training in attachment difficulties and developmental trauma

 Specialist educational consultations

 Therapy support (eg: additional speech and language therapy)

 Educational trips

 Before/after school activities

 Music lessons

 Equipment (eg: laptop, tablet, sensory toys etc..)

For groups of children

 Additional Teaching assistant hours

 Professional story tellers

 Safety awareness assemblies

 Visiting theatre groups

 Whole school staff training in attachment difficulties and developmental trauma

 Set up or development of a school based nurture group

 Set up, or development of school based programmes eg: peer massage, social groups, forest school, circle of friends groups, food dudes etc..

Sports Premium Funding for 2014 to 2015

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil

Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools.

 

To view data about Pupil Premium (2012) please click here

To view data about Pupil Premium (2013) please click here

To view data about Pupil Premium 2014 to 2015 please click here

Pupil and Sports premium activity and outcomes 2015 to 2016

To View data About Pupil Premium/ Sports Premium 2016 - 17 for 87 identified students click here

Summary of Plan for 2017 to 2018  -  97 students identified in April 2017

Focus Area

Summary of Strategy

Cost

Literacy

Purchase Books for Library

 

RM Books

 

 

Mentoring

 

Reading Support (rapid reading)

 

White Water Writers, Most Able project

£1k

 

 

£500

 £6.5k 3 staff

 £10k 3 staff

 

 

£800

Numeracy

Numeracy 1 to 1 Support

 

Very Special Maths course

 

£500

 £1k

Behaviour

Vivo/ Dojos Award System

£2k

School Trips looking at wider community and democracy/ British Values

Subsidy for families in need

 

Transport costs not passed to parents to ensure wide participation of trips.

 

London Trip and Houses of Parliament

£1k

 

 

£12k

 

 £400

Alternative Provision

1 Students

£18K

For Looked After Children

 

 

 

 

Dedicated support services for LAC

All LAC to access trips free of Charge

LAC Equipment

£400 per pupil

 

 £500

 

2k

College  Experience Y 10 /11

Students accessing local colleges 1 day per week

£20k

Reducing exclusions

Vivo Award System

Mindfulness

Mentoring

Paws.B programme

£5k

Good destination data

Transition worker school holiday and additional hours

£2k 1 staff Transition Time

Mental Health Well Being - Ongoing

CAMHS worker

 Mindfulness course for 6

£16k

 £1250

General Well Being - Ongoing

Free Breakfast Club

 

Gardening activity

£5k

 

£500

Individual requests to support learning

 

Individual equipment for Complex and PMLD

£5k

 

Communication

Makaton Licences and training

£1k

Accessibility

Parts for specialist chairs

£1k

Sports Premium

 

 

Bikeability

Employ cycling coaches

£350

Out of school opportunities

 

Thursday After School Sports Club

Tuesday After School Youth Club

£1K Staffing

£4K staffing

Enhanced level of resources for PE

Extensive range of equipment purchased

£2k

Rebound Therapy

 

Recognised woven badges and certificates

 

Rebound trainers qualification

 

£200

 

 

£500

Sail-ability Sessions

 

Rudyard Lake

£480

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Classroom Support

Contribution to 4 extra teaching assistants to ensure all KS 3 classes have 2 TA’s per class

£68k

Reading Resources

New reading Scheme, rapid reading

£3k

 

 

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Pupil Premium

In October 2013 the Government announced changes to the pupil premium. Below we have put together a guide to the pupil premium, what it is and some ideas on how it can be used.

 

What is the pupil premium?

The pupil premium describes an amount of money given to schools to enable them to raise the attainment of disadvantaged children.

 

There are currently three rates:

Service Child Premium - £300 per year - Pupil premium - £1300 per year for primary aged children or £953, for secondary aged children - Pupil Premium Plus - £1900 per year

What are the eligibility criteria?

Currently eligible children in years Reception to Year 11, who are in maintained schools, non-maintained special schools and general hospital schools will attract the Pupil Premium.

Service Child premium

 Children of parents serving in the armed forces

 

Pupil Premium

 Children who have been eligible for free school means at any time during the last 6 months

 

Pupil Premium Plus

 Children in care

 Children that left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991 (under the Children Act 1989)

 Children that left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Children Act 1989)

 Children who were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005 (under the Adoption and Children Act 2002);

 

Why are these groups of children getting a Pupil Premium?

The groups of children who attract the pupil premium have been deemed to be at a disadvantage to their peers. For example, children who's parents are in the armed forces may need additional help to settle after moving from abroad, whereas looked after or adopted children will have experienced grief and loss and will often have had traumatic experiences in their early lives. Whereas not all children in these groups will need additional support, many of them will. The pupil premium is a way to ensure that these children are helped to make progress emotionally, socially and educationally

 

Do schools have to spend the additional funding they are getting on the individual child?

This is additional funding given to schools to improve the educational and personal outcomes for pupils who have been identified as eligible for the pupil premium. It is not intended that the additional funding should be used to back-fill the general school budget nor is it the policy intention that the funding should be used to support other groups of pupils, such as those with special educational needs or who are low attaining.

However, the funding is not ring-fenced and is not for individual children. Therefore the school does not have to spend the exact amount on the particular eligible child. Instead schools may decide to use the money on things such as staff training, or whole class intentions. Please see below for our list of ideas on how to spend the pupil premium.

From September 2015 Watermill School intraoduced a policy where by any member of staff could request Pupil or Sports premium via a simple request form approved by the SLT. This allows us to further target individual needs. These can be seen on request.

What is the role of parents or carers?

Whereas most groups of children will be automatically eligible for the pupil premium, those children who have left care under a Residence Order, Special Guardianship Order or Adoption Order will not. It will be up to the parents of these children to self-declare their child's status and provide supporting evidence to the school.

It is also hoped that schools would liaise with parents or carers on how to best spend the pupil premium. School staff may be unfamiliar with the detail of any barriers to learning that child may be facing as a result of their experiences.

 

How can the money be spent?

It is up to schools to decide how to best spend this money. Some will choose to spend this on individual children to meet particular needs and difficulties, others will pool money together to develop projects or gain training. Below are some ideas on how you could spend the pupil premium:

For individual children

 Additional Teaching assistant hours

 Child mentoring

 Individual staff training in attachment difficulties and developmental trauma

 Specialist educational consultations

 Therapy support (eg: additional speech and language therapy)

 Educational trips

 Before/after school activities

 Music lessons

 Equipment (eg: laptop, tablet, sensory toys etc..)

For groups of children

 Additional Teaching assistant hours

 Professional story tellers

 Safety awareness assemblies

 Visiting theatre groups

 Whole school staff training in attachment difficulties and developmental trauma

 Set up or development of a school based nurture group

 Set up, or development of school based programmes eg: peer massage, social groups, forest school, circle of friends groups, food dudes etc..

Sports Premium Funding for 2014 to 2015

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil

Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools.

 

To view data about Pupil Premium (2012) please click here

To view data about Pupil Premium (2013) please click here

To view data about Pupil Premium 2014 to 2015 please click here

Pupil and Sports premium activity and outcomes 2015 to 2016

To View data About Pupil Premium/ Sports Premium 2016 - 17 for 87 identified students click here

Summary of Plan for 2017 to 2018  -  97 students identified in April 2017

Focus Area

Summary of Strategy

Cost

Literacy

Purchase Books for Library

 

RM Books

 

 

Mentoring

 

Reading Support (rapid reading)

 

White Water Writers, Most Able project

£1k

 

 

£500

 £6.5k 3 staff

 £10k 3 staff

 

 

£800

Numeracy

Numeracy 1 to 1 Support

 

Very Special Maths course

 

£500

 £1k

Behaviour

Vivo/ Dojos Award System

£2k

School Trips looking at wider community and democracy/ British Values

Subsidy for families in need

 

Transport costs not passed to parents to ensure wide participation of trips.

 

London Trip and Houses of Parliament

£1k

 

 

£12k

 

 £400

Alternative Provision

1 Students

£18K

For Looked After Children

 

 

 

 

Dedicated support services for LAC

All LAC to access trips free of Charge

LAC Equipment

£400 per pupil

 

 £500

 

2k

College  Experience Y 10 /11

Students accessing local colleges 1 day per week

£20k

Reducing exclusions

Vivo Award System

Mindfulness

Mentoring

Paws.B programme

£5k

Good destination data

Transition worker school holiday and additional hours

£2k 1 staff Transition Time

Mental Health Well Being - Ongoing

CAMHS worker

 Mindfulness course for 6

£16k

 £1250

General Well Being - Ongoing

Free Breakfast Club

 

Gardening activity

£5k

 

£500

Individual requests to support learning

 

Individual equipment for Complex and PMLD

£5k

 

Communication

Makaton Licences and training

£1k

Accessibility

Parts for specialist chairs

£1k

Sports Premium

 

 

Bikeability

Employ cycling coaches

£350

Out of school opportunities

 

Thursday After School Sports Club

Tuesday After School Youth Club

£1K Staffing

£4K staffing

Enhanced level of resources for PE

Extensive range of equipment purchased

£2k

Rebound Therapy

 

Recognised woven badges and certificates

 

Rebound trainers qualification

 

£200

 

 

£500

Sail-ability Sessions

 

Rudyard Lake

£480

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Classroom Support

Contribution to 4 extra teaching assistants to ensure all KS 3 classes have 2 TA’s per class

£68k

Reading Resources

New reading Scheme, rapid reading

£3k