Are You Entitled to Claim the Pupil Premium Grant for School Uniform Vouchers and Free School Meals, plus other financial support?
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The Governing Body and the Executive Head are responsible for the School Budget and ensuring that the school is viable and manages the school finances well.
No members of staff have a gross salary of over £100,000.
Previous school budget’s can be compared with other schools by going to the DfE’s Financial Benchmarking service website.
Pupil Premium Grant
As part of our determination to ensure that all children get the best start in education that they deserve, we ensure that our Pupil Premium funding which comes directly from central Government, is used wisely to benefit those children who require additional support.
We are targeting this money to support our work on READING, WRITING and MATHEMATICS as these areas require further improvement across the school. We also value the Family Support provided within school which support ATTENDANCE, BEHAVIOUR, PARENTING SKILLS.
2020-21 Spending plans
We have been allocated £169,020. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus issues that are affecting all schools, pupil premium is being used to ensure all PPG pupils are catching up with learning and progress is being maintained and, in some cases, increased so that attainment overall has not been damaged by the effects of lockdown or bubble closures.
This is also being supplemented by more general ‘Catch Up Funding’ from central Government which is being targeted at specific year groups where progress has been slowed by lockdown and bubble closure. Full details will be shared during any inspection.
All expenditure from PPG and Catch up funding will be reviewed as to its efficacy through assessment data analysis on a half-termly basis, and through discussions with staff and any relevant changes required will be implemented as soon as possible.
2019-20 Spending plans following a full review of previous years’ spending and effect on closing the gap
Once again we could see impact of our use of pupil premium money across the school with progress results in all year groups improving and many children with additional funding making more than expected progress. This has led to an increase in attainment at the end of KS2 and higher progress measures on Government statistics.
For 2019-20 Trumacar has received approximately £174K in Pupil Premium Grant in order to support children in ‘closing the gap’ in attainment and progress. 45% children are recorded as being able to claim PPG at our school and therefore this money is used right across the school.
Our Pupil Premium Grant for 2019-20 has been used to support the agreed School Development Priorities with a specific focus on PPG pupils.
The grant has therefore been used to ensure that:
- there is extra TA support in Nursery and Reception for new pupils who are below expected levels on entry in a number of areas of the EYFS Framework
- there is extra lunchtime support in Nursery to ensure that support for PPG pupils is available to cover the lunch hour
- there is extra TA support time to focus in on PPG pupils who have been identified as not currently working at expected standard and/or not making expected progress from their starting points.
- there is a trained and qualified Learning Mentor available for all pupils but predominantly working with families who are in receipt of PPG money
- there is a high level of support through HLTA/TA3 time for focussed Wave 2 intervention work across the school
- class sizes in the juniors remain at around 30 as this is in the best interests of all pupils, particularly those pupils who require extra support through PPG – this means the employment of an extra teacher and set up of an additional class
- trips are accessible for all parents and pupils
- resources for specific children in receipt of PPG funding can be bought
- support through our before and after-school club services can be provided for those families who require it as a means to get back into the workplace or due to other meetings/complications within the home at set times
- there is a counsellor service for pupils and their families once a week to support mental and emotional health and wellbeing
Full details of our spending are shared and agreed with governors on an annual basis and they, along with Senior Leaders, then monitor the effectiveness of this spending and the benefits to the pupils (both PPG and non-PPG) This is monitored termly through data, and half-termly through observations, planning scrutiny and work scrutiny and teacher/teaching assistants will be held to account for progress and attainment being made. Further spending may be highlighted in CAF/TAF/CIN/CP meetings throughout the year and the school reserves some funding for these purposes as needed.
The Pupil Premium Grant spending and effectiveness is reviewed annually ahead of annual budget allocations.
Sports Funding from 2014-present day
Mr Beckett has created the following spreadsheet showing how Sports Funding has been spent over the last 2 years to further improve, enhance and develop sports for all pupils. Click on the link below for a closer look. See our Sports Award page for the photographs and videos of the impact this spending is having, or scroll down for a written explanation of the impact.
We cannot state the % of pupils who met national curriculum requirements for swimming in 2019-20.
Sports Funding Budget Spending 2015-16
School Sport Funding 2014-15
Effective Sports Fund spending has:
- Enabled more specific sport teaching to occur from outside agencies including local High School support, giving more children the chance to explore a wider variety of sports
- Provided greater opportunities for the school to take part in more local and regional competitions and tournaments – so more children are able to take part
- Provided staff with on the spot training in school and at local High schools
- Provided children with next steps to local clubs following involvement in a wider variety of sports including children taking up cycling with local clubs; football; cricket; tag rugby; gymnastics; dance and it has even had an impact on children taking up Guiding and Scouting movements as well as looking to join Cadets in the future
- Enabled more children to take part in outdoor adventurous activities such as canoeing, water sports, residential sports
- Enabled more sports to be offered during Sports Week and more specifically trained coaches to support the school at this time
Our Sports Leader is now being asked by our link Sports Leaders at High Schools to support other primary schools in how they can fully utilise their sports funding to get the best for the children in other schools.
You can also compare historic data regarding school spending by visiting the Schools’ Financial Benchmarking website.