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Allocation of Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an amount of money allocated by the government to schools for:

  • Children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who have been previously
  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
  • Children whose parents are currently working in the armed forces

The DFE offer the following guidance on how the Pupil Premium is to be spent: ‘In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility…[Schools] will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.’

The purpose of the information on this page is to inform parents, carers and governors how much Pupil Premium will be received by the school for this academic year, how it will be spent and the impact previous spending has had on disadvantaged pupils’ achievement. At Enfield Academy, 11.6% of pupils are eligible for pupil premium funding, which is slightly below the national average of 14.5% (2016).

Pupil Premium Grant 2017– 2018

  Planned Support Programme 2017- 2018

Learning in the curriculum

To narrow the gap in achievement between pupil groups

1:1 support with a specialist teacher

Focused teaching assistant support / intervention groups

Individual programmes and resources for learning eg. Lexia, Nessie, Toe by Toe, TT  Rockstars, Phonics Bug

Release time for Assessment Leader, Vice Principal & SENCO

Social, emotional & mental health 

To enable pupils to flourish with confidence,  motivation and raised self-esteem

To ensure pupils are in school every day to learn

HLTA Learning Mentor delivery of TAMHs programmes, nurture groups, 1:1 nurture provision   (three mornings per week)

Immediate access to the Learning Mentor, when needed

EWO visits / support

Enrichment beyond the curriculum

To enable pupils to flourish with access to a wide range of life experiences

 Funding for visits, visitors and residential stays

 Access to sports events and clubs

 Access to Forest School sessions

Total amount of pupil premium grant expected

 circa £27,000

Date of review of strategy

Next review

Strategy reviewed 6 Oct 2017

9 Dec 2017

We will analyse tracking data for progress made, scrutnise work, use pupil progress meetings to review effectivenss of interventions, analyse the take-up of enrichment opportunities and analyse access to nurture provision and data on c-poms.

 

Context of school

Enfield Academy is a small primary school serving the locality of New Waltham. The school prides itself on knowing its pupils and their families well. At the core of its ethos is the nurturing of the whole child, enabling each and every child to flourish in a friendly and safe countryside environment. 

There are six classes across the school, with 160 pupils on roll. At present, nineteen pupils are eligible for the pupil premium grant in 2017 - 2018, based on the DFE criteria.

These children are on roll across all year groups but there are seven children in one year group, none in another year group, and up to three across the rest of the school in other year groups.

 

The barriers to educational achievement some of our children face and how we overcome them.

When making decisions about using the pupil premium it is important to consider the context of the school and the small number of pupils eligible. Common barriers for pupil premium children at Enfield can be: less support at home; lack of confidence; low self-esteem; lack of motivation; lack of life experiences taken for granted by others; more frequent social and emotional difficulties; and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and there is no ‘one size fits all’.

Our key objective in using the pupil premium grant is to narrow the gap in achievement between pupil groups. As a school, we have a good record of ensuring that the pupils make good and often outstanding progress, but levels of attainment for pupil premium children are varied – possibly due to the low numbers involved. 

Impact of Pupil Premium Spending 2016 - 2017

Attainment and Progress Report 2016– 2017

1 pupil was eligible for pupil premium in EYFS and did not achieve a 'Good Level of Development', but made good progress from the pupil's starting point.

1 pupil was eligible for pupil premium in Year 1 and did not achieve the expected standard in phonics. However, steady progress was made across reading, writing and maths from the pupil's starting point.

75% of children (3 out of 4 pupils) eligible for pupil premium in Year 2 achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, two of whom achieved the higher standard in reading and maths, and one of whom achieved greater depth in writing in addition to reaching the higher standard in maths and reading.

Across all year groups, progress data is good for pupils eligible for pupil premium funding.

3 children were eligible for pupil premium in Year 6 in 2017. 2 out of the 3 pupils achieved the expected standard in all areas, one of whom achieved greater depth in writing. Both of these children made exceptional progress from their starting points. 

2017

KS2

No. of pupils

Reading, writing & mathematics

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

 

 

School

National

School 

Av. score

School

National

School

Av. score

All pupils

20 65% 61% 85% (71%)

106

(104)

80% 76% 70% (75%)

104

(104)

Pupil premium

3* 67% 67% 66% (77%)

112

(105)

66% tbc 66% (80%)

106

(105)

(National figures in brackets)   * One pupil was absent for the tests.

Total amount of pupil premium grant received 2016 - 2017:    £25,680

We allocated the funding in 2016 - 2017 in the following ways:

1:1 support with a specialist teacher

Focused teaching assistant support / intervention groups

Individual programmes and resources for learning eg. Lexia, Nessie, Toe by Toe, TT Rockstars

Release time for Assessment Leader and Vice Principal 

HLTA Learning Mentor delivery of TAMHs programmes, nurture groups, 1:1 nurture provision   

EWO visits / support

Funding for visits, visitors and residential stays

Access to sports events and clubs

Access to Forest School sessions