Pupil Premium at Orchard Vale

Pupil Premium Statement
The Staff at Orchard Vale are committed to ensuring that all children achieve their potential.
We are all aware of the research showing disadvantaged children often fall behind their peers, achieving lower grades throughout their education.
This is known as an ‘attainment gap’ and the purpose of the Pupil Premium (PP) is to ‘narrow the gap’.
As a result of the evidence, the government introduced the PP in April 2011. Pupil Premium is paid directly to schools.
 
Pupil Premium review meeting Spring date: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Pupil Premium review meeting Summer date: Tuesday 18th April 2017
 
 
2016-2017 Academic Year

Objectives in spending Pupil Premium Grant

  • To ensure that children in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant and Free School Meals are fit to learn both academically and emotionally.
  • To narrow the gap in terms of attainment for children in receipt of Free School Meals.
  • To accelerate progress for children in receipt of FSM.
  • To ensure that of Pupil Premium Grant and Free School Meals are able to access all learning opportunities in the school curriculum including life experiences they may experience as part of clubs and education visits.

Planned Spending and Actions for 2016-17 Academic Year

Total Premium Grant: £95,040

This is to meet the needs of 56 pupils.

We have reflected on our spending, its impact on children’s learning and the school progress and attainment data when considering our spending for this forthcoming academic year.

Interventions for Reading, Writing, Maths and Personal, Social and Emotional Development will continue to run across the academic year.

Interventions will include:

  • Maths and Literacy targeted interventions in all year groups.
  • Pre-reading and story language interventions in Reception.
  • Daily additional reading time and fine motor skills support.
  • Forest schools.
  • Music and drama performance projects. E.g. Shakespeare in School project.
  • Self Esteem and Nurture Groups.
  • Family THRIVE, THRIVE Pupil Groups and 1 to 1 support to promote emotional literacy and build the resilience needed to learn.
  • Clubs to build self-esteem and the resilience needed to learn.
  • Additional Phonics and support for children with Specific Literacy Difficulties/Dyslexia.
  • Purchases of equipment for and places on school residential and enrichment events.
  • Cookery and other practical life skill classes
  • Music tuition lessons, choir, and participation in music festivals and with other schools
  • Auditory memory groups.
  • Interventions such as funfit, trugs, toe by toe,
  • Personal support budgets to facilitate attendance at clubs, school visits and events
  • Support to ensure that children have the necessary equipment to access and support the enriched and diverse curriculum
2015-2016 Academic Year

Objectives in spending Pupil Premium Grant

  • To ensure that children in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant and Free School Meals are fit to learn both academically and emotional
  • To narrow the gap in terms of attainment for children in receipt of Free School Meals
  • To accelerate progress for children in receipt of FSM
  • To ensure that of Pupil Premium Grant and Free School Meals are able to access all learning opportunities in the school curriculum including life experiences they may experience as part of clubs and education visits.

Planned Spending and Actions for 2015-16 Academic Year

Total Premium Grant: £116,600 

This is to meet the needs of 74 pupils.

We have reflected on our spending, its impact on children’s learning and the school progress and attainment data when considering our spending for this forthcoming academic year.

Interventions for Reading Writing, Maths and Personal, Social and Emotional Development will continue to run across the academic year.

Interventions will include:

  • Forest schools.
  • Music and drama performance projects. E.g. Shakespeare in School project.
  • Maths and Literacy targeted interventions in all year groups.
  • Self Esteem and Nurture Groups.
  • Family THRIVE, THRIVE Pupil Groups and 1 to 1 support to promote emotional literacy and build the resilience needed to learn
  • Gardening club to build self-esteem and the resilience needed to learn.
  • Clubs to build self-esteem and the resilience needed to learn.
  • Pre-literacy and story language interventions in Reception.
  • Reading and Phonics interventions for year 1 and 2 children.
  • Additional Phonics and support for children with Specific Literacy Difficulties/Dyslexia.
  • Purchases of equipment for and places on school residential and enrichment events.
  • Homework club
  • Music tuition lessons
  • Collaborative learning groups in Reception
  • Auditory memory groups.
  • Personal support budgets to facilitate attendance at clubs, school visits and events.

PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING

 

BENEFITS FOR YOUR CHILD

 

Did you know that if your child is registered under the Government Pupil Premium Scheme, the Government will allocate funding for Orchard Vale to use to help subsidise your child's learning support in school, free school meals, school trips and school residentials?

 

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

 

 

Did you know that if you are in receipt of the following benefits you might be eligible to register for the Government funding under the Pupil Premium Scheme?

 

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).

  • Income Support (IS)

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA).

  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment you get for a further 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Applications should be made through the Citizen Portal (https://oneonline.devon.gov.uk/CCSCitizenPortal LIVE/Account/Login? 

 

Alternatively, call the Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019

 

If you have any queries please feel free to contact the School Office.

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