Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Pupil Premium

Background - What is Pupil Premium?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main Academy funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals {FSM} and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in 2012-13 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals {FSM} at any point in the last 6 years.  As a group nationally, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment  than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

The Staff and Academy Council of Oasis Academy Clarksfield are committed to ensuring Pupil Premium provision secures teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils - so that they make maximum progress and reach their potential.

Our school welcomes and shares the government’s aim of tackling all forms of disadvantage and works tirelessly to ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners.

We recognise that the pupil premium funding is allocated to children in receipt of free school meals and is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and in particular, in narrowing and hopefully eventually closing, any gap in attainment. In making appropriate provision for this we also acknowledge that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged.

We also recognise that that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals and so the academy reserves the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as needing additional support to achieve improved outcomes in learning and/or well-being.

Pupil Premium is spent within the context of the overall funding agreement between the DfE and Oasis Community Learning.

Pupil Premium Strategy

How is my child's Pupil Premium money spent?

Universal Selected Targeted
  • Quality First Teaching
  • BLP (metacognition and self- regulation)
  • Teacher’s Palette
  • Professional Development for staff
  • Scaffolded learning
  • Early identification of additional needs and swift intervention
  • Accelerated reader (individual ZPD’s to robustly track progress)
  • Gap analysis of HS for reading, SPaG and Maths
  • Blanks level questioning
  • Daily phonics (x2) in EYFS and lower school
  • Tower hamlet language progression (Speakwell)
  • Tier 3 vocabulary pyramids
  • Instant feedback in lessons
  • WellComm
  • Phonics Interventions
  • Additional Guided Reading
  • ITP Targets
  • SEND support plan
  • Speech and language interventions
  • Focus group input
  • Additional Tutoring
  • EHCP
  • Formative / summative assessments Reading age
  • Comprehension / Reading fluency – Salford reading
  • Diagnostic assessment; i.e. Miscue Analysis
  • Baseline of current skills
  • Tracking back, previous years learning Age related expectations
  • PIVATS (Literacy and Numeracy)
  • EYFS
  • ASQ
  • Neurodiversity checklist

Universal Selected Targeted
  • PSHE and circle time
  • P4C as a vehicle in a range of lessons
  • School Fairs (Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • Whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
  • ‘Book in a Box’
  • Breakfast Club
  • Timetabled ‘teacher talk’ time
  • ELSA group
  • Pastoral support with DSL and the Pastoral Team in the HIVE
  • ELSA 1:1
  • Functional behavioural analysis
  • PIVATS PSED (baseline assessment)
  • Observations
  • ASQ –SE questionnaires
  • Scaling activities with the pupil to assess how they are feeling
  • Sorting activities e.g. likes / dislikes
  • Boxall profile
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of interventions
  • IntraQuest play based therapy
  • Strengths and Difficulties

Universal Selected Targeted
  • Tremendous Tuesday
  • OA Clarksfield pledge
  • Links to local High school
  • Swimming lessons
  • Termly trips
  • Hook lessons at the start of every topic
  • Lunchtime provision
  • Additional music lessons
  • Local competitions for school sport teams
  • School council
  • Rights respecting school
  • School ambassadors
  • Music wider opportunities (year 4,5,6)
  • Funding towards targeted enrichment outside school