Pupil Premium

What is pupil premium?

In 2011 the pupil premium was introduced to increase the attainment and aspiration of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and close the gap between them and their peers. The pupil premium grant is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

From April 2015, nurseries, schools, childminders and other childcare providers have been able to claim extra funding through the new Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care.

In the academic year 2017-18 Devoran School will receive £25,080 of Pupil Premium funding, supporting 19 children in total.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

When deciding how to spend the Pupil Premium Grant ('PPG') it is important that we look at the potential barriers to learning faced by Pupil Premium pupils in the context of our school. The reasons for underachievement are many and varied and could include; less support at home; social and emotional difficulties due to complex family situations or attendance and punctuality difficulties. Each child entitled to the PPG is unique in their situation and our response to their needs must reflect this.

With this in mind, at Devoran we aim to build the capacity and expertise to enable us to provide a highly-personalised programme of support in order to allow each child to reach his/her full potential.

Our key objective in using the PPG is to narrow the attainment and achievement gap between those entitled to Pupil Premium and those not, in particular, the number of Pupil Premium children achieving Greater Depth. Historically pupils at Devoran achieve and attain well, often at levels much higher than those expected nationally. However, there is still a pattern of Pupil Premium pupils doing better than other Pupil Premium pupils nationally but not as well as those who are not entitled to the PPG. We aim to narrow and even remove this gap.

What we use funding to support

  •   to provide after school enrichment activities and booster classes for pupils
  •   to part-fund Teaching Assistants and Higher Level teaching assistants who work across the school to     accelerate progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in reading, writing and maths.
  • to fund free or subsidised places for pupils at breakfast club, after school clubs and school visits
  • opportunities for greater involvement of parents
  • opportunities to represent the school at sporting events and competitions
  • social and emotional support through the use of the Thrive programme to support children’s wellbeing and involvement
  • opportunities for children to access free music tuition

Overview of Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) awarded

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

22

Amount of PPG received per child

£1320 (£1900 LAC)

School Population

207

Total amount of PPG received

£29,040