This year, our school has been allocated £55,620 under the Pupil Premium initiative.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school 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 disadvantaged reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently or in the last 6 years 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 funding is being used in the following ways:
To provide additional bespoke individual or small group work for eligible children who need a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential.
Miss Mullery will be organising this support which will be closely linked to her role as SENCo. and Mrs Sutton as Learning Manager.
Additional support includes:
• Working with additional teachers and teaching assistants in class and outside of the class lessons
• Participation in short term intervention programmes identified and organised for any underachieving pupil
premium children e.g. phonics, spelling or reading programmes, social and emotional skills, motor and sensory
skills, friendship groups and nurture group provision
• Purchase of specific resources including materials to support collaborative learning
• High quality training for all staff
• Targeted support clubs (e.g. homework clubs; Y2,Y6 breakfast club)
• Increased use of and emphasis on our Learning Model
• Regular monitoring of provision by senior leaders and also independent consultants and tracking of progress for
• Use of IT equipment to support improved learning
• Purchase and use of Lexia reading program
• Subsided visits, residential and day trips, breakfast and after school clubs
We continually evaluate the effect of this expenditure on educational attainment by analysis of our ongoing and half termly assessment systems to ensure we are utilising it to its maximum benefit. These evaluations will be published annually.