Safeguarding and Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant

What is pupil premium?

 Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools by national government. It has been awarded to schools to help them to ‘narrow the gap’ in performance that exists nationally between vulnerable pupils and their peers. The level of funding allocated to schools is based upon the number of pupils who:

 

  • are currently eligible and registered for free school meals (FSM)

  • have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last six years (referred to as ‘Ever6’)

  • are children whose parents were in the Armed Forces (Service Children)

  • have been in local authority care for 6 months or more (now one day or more)

 

To ensure that we receive our full entitlement for this grant - please register for Pupil Premimum/Free School Meals (see attached form - also available from the school office).

It is important that all eligible pupils are counted, so even if your child does not have school meals, or if they are entitled to Universal Free School Meals (i.e Green and Blue Areas) it is vital that you still complete the form.

 

Westfield Primary Academy – funding allocation

 2016 -2017

Our level of funding is £119,080

 

It is for the Academy to decide how its Pupil Premium funding is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for our pupils at a local level.

 

Our Pupil Premium Pupils: 2016-2017

Year Group

Male

Female

Total

R

4

0

4

1

2

5

7

2

6

3

9

3

7

7

14

4

8

5

13

5

4

9

13

6

10

14

24

Overall total

41

43

84

 

Which pupils are we targeting?

 FSM and other vulnerable pupils who are, or are at risk of:

  • under-achieving at KS2

  • under-achieving at KS1

  • Other underachieving pupils

     

We will achieve this using a number of complementary strategies.

 

 

 

 

Our priorities?

  • to track the progress of our pupils more closely, so that we can intervene more quickly if they are not making the progress we would expect;

  • to improve attendance and engagement;

  • to further raise the aspirations of our pupils;

  • to promote social, emotional and mental well-being so that pupils show resilience, resourcefulness and employ self-regulating strategies.

  • to provide opportunities for enrichment beyond the curriculum.

  • to involve families and the community in pupils’ learning so that raised expectations and aspirations are shared and encouraged beyond the school day.

 

What are we using the funding for?

 

We have allocated our Pupil Premium to three key areas:

    • Intervention

    • Support

    • Enrichment

 

Intervention

We have:

  • Provided additional Booster groups for Literacy and Maths, taught by experienced qualified teachers, so that it is available to a greater number of pupils and the intervention can be targeted on specific skills and needs.

  • Trained support staff delivering small group interventions in literacy, maths and speech, language and communication.
  • Trained support staff delivering 1:1 support.
  • Assistant Head with responsibility to work with external agencies so that interventions are sensitive and appropriate to meet individual needs.

Support

  • We contribute towards uniform, PE kits and book bags.
  • We offer an active breakfast club, encouraging healthy living, cooperation and teamwork.
  • Pupil Welfare Assistant – providing social and emotional support and teaching coping strategies in order for pupils to access the learning.
  • We offer to contribute to travel expenses or to additional costs incurred when attending appointments with other professionals such as hospital or specialist teachers.
  • We work with families to access support within the community.

 

Enrichment

  • We are strongly encouraging participation in extra-curricular and enrichment activities, ensuring that any barriers to involvement are reduced, particularly for our disadvantaged pupils;

  • We subsidise the cost of trips to enable our PP pupils to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities that will enthuse, engage and raise aspirations;

  • We continue to pay for music tuition;

  • We have trained a member of staff to provide Forest Schools so that a greater number of pupils can take part.

     

    No single intervention provides a complete solution to the complex educational issues in any school and it is therefore a multi-faceted approach that we feel offers the best opportunity for pupils to succeed. The key to closing the gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils is careful and thorough monitoring/tracking of attainment and progress.

 

Please see the attached document to see a full report on the impact of Pupil Premium Funding for 2015-2016

 

Please see the attached report on how Westfield Primary Academy uses the Pupil Premium Government Grant.

 

SAFEGUARDING AT WESTFIELD

Safeguarding everyone at Westfield is of prime importance.  At Westfield we have a 'Designated Safeguarding Lead' as well as 'Alternative Safeguarding Leads', these are:

Mrs Tracey Pilgrim - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Matthew Martin - Alternate Safeguarding Lead

Miss Charlotte Acheson - Alternate Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Becky Poynter - Safeguarding Governor

Further information on Safeguarding can be found in the policies section of our website.

 

DO YOU HAVE A SAFEGUARDING CONCERN ABOUT ONE OF OUR PUPILS?

We are all responsible for keeping children safe - if you are concerned about a pupil please come in and talk to a member of staff or call Customer First:

To call Customer First  Call 0808 800 4005 (free from landlines and most mobiles)

 

HOW SAFE IS YOUR CHILD ON-LINE?

 

At Westfield we believe it is important to educate all children on the importance of staying safe on and off-line.  In this computer age it is not always easy to monitor your child at all times when on a computer, tablet, mobile phone or games console.  Therefore we have provided an information leaflet to help you out.  Please click on the attachment in this section to find out more. 

There is additional information provided on the Westfield Primary Academy App  which can be downloaded for free. Your App is available on for Apple devices on iTunes, and for Android devices on Google Play.

 

Android app on Google PlayThe App for Android can be downloaded on Google Play.

 

Download on the App Store The App for iPhone and iPad can be downloaded on the App Store.