Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22

Background InformationThe Pupil Premium, which is in addition to main school funding, was introduced in April 2011. It is allocated to pupils from low-income families, currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months and for pupils of Service families.
In 2014, schools received additional funding through Pupil Premium Plus, for children adopted from care. Schools are free to decide how to best use the premium but it should be spent in order to improve educational attainment of children from less privileged backgrounds. To find out more information about eligibility for Free School Meals, please visit the North Tyneside website.
School ContextPupil eligibility for Free School Meals (FSM) at Whitley Lodge First School is well below the National Average.
Pupil Premium Allocation 2020-2021Financial Year Total = £33,555
FSM £1,345 per pupil (11 pupils)
Post LAC (Adopted) £2,345 per pupil (8 pupils)
How the allocation was spent• Intervention support
• Funding for weekly one-to-one tuition.
• Subsidising extra - curricular activities.
• Staff training and development of targeted strategies for pupils for whom funding was allocated.
• Purchase of resources for targeted strategies.
How impact is measured.Due to the low number of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding in each year group, impact is measured on an individual basis and recorded in individual case study, using the school assessment system. This system of assessment is in line with the North Tyneside assessment tracking system. Attainment is identified against the expectations set out in the 2014 primary Curriculum, using the following terms:
Developing – Working below the curriculum expectations Secure – Working at the expectations outlined, Exceeding – Working above the curriculum expectations Mastery – Working significantly above the curriculum expectations.
Attainment at the end of Year Two is also identified using the National Standard of assessment for Key Stage One pupils.
Individual case studies also track and record “qualitative outcomes” for each pupil that is, their progress and development in other areas: self-confidence, or achievements in other areas such as the arts or sport.
The impact on educational attainment of pupils for whom funding was allocated 2020 - 2021Reception: (1 child) This pupil was at expected levels across all curriculum areas.
Year 1: (5 pupils) 1 pupil achieved exceeding level in Reading and Maths, 3 pupils were at Secure or Secure + for Reading, and at Developing or Developing + for Writing and Maths. 1 pupil achieved Reception level or Rec+ for Reading, Writing and Maths
Year 2: ( 3 pupils) 1 pupil was at Yr 1 Exceeding for Reading, and Developing or D+ for Writing and Maths, 1 pupil was Exceeding for Reading, and Secure for Writing and Maths. 1 pupil was secure in Reading, Developing+ for Writing, and at Year 1 Exceeding level for Maths.
Year 3: (3 pupils) 1 pupil was exceeding in all areas, 1 pupil was Exceeding in Reading, Writing, and Secure in Maths, 1 pupil was Secure in Reading and Developing + in Writing and Maths and 2 pupils were Secure in Reading and Writing, and Developing + for Maths.
Year 4: 1 pupil was working at Yr2 Developing + in Reading , Writing and Maths, 1 pupil was Secure in each subject, 1 pupil was Exceeding in each subject, 1 pupil was working at Year 2 Secure or Secure + for Reading and Writing and Maths.
Pupil Premium Allocation 2021– 2022Financial Year = £32,555
FSM (£1,345 per pupil (12 pupils) Post LAC (Adopted) £2,345 per pupil (7 pupils)
How it is intended that this will be spent.• Intervention support
• Provision of a member of staff to deliver one-to-one tuition.
• Subsidising extra - curricular activities, including residential visits
• Staff training and development of targeted strategies for pupils for whom funding was allocated.
• Purchase of resources for targeted strategies.