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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

 

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’), children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, children of service personnel and now, adopted children and children with guardians.

 

We are using our Pupil Premium Grant to improve outcomes for our most vulnerable learners. We are prioritising inclusion through the promotion of pupil progress and provision of effective social and emotional support for disadvantaged pupils

 

Full details of how much Pupil Premium Grant we have received and exactly how we are spending it can be seen in the download documents at the bottom of this page. However a brief summary is as follows:

 

Funding: For the academic year 2016-2017, the school was allocated £ 67 620

 

How the funding was used:

 

  • Staff training and support from HIAS on Quality First Teaching and Learning
  • Booster group teaching for upper KS2 in English and Maths
  • 1:1 Reading support in the KS1
  • Group reading support in KS2
  • Breakfast Club and 'Bus Club' after school
  • Additional intervention resurces to support reading in years 1,2 and 3
  • SEND Intervention resources
  • IT resources
  • ELSA support for vulnerable children

 

What was the impact of the funding?

 

  • Teachers were able to accelerate progress so that vulerable children close the gaps to their peers and evidence that the gap is closing is clear in Years R-5
  • Booster groups accelerated progress, particularly in Year 5 and 6
  • Children who received ECAR made at least expected progress and achieved age related expectations with their peers and 2 children made accelerated progress.
  • Reading booster groups in Year 4 ensured all children in the group met ARE
  • Breakfast club continues to be popular and ensures all children start school having eaten a nutritious breakfast and asissts in ensuring children get to school on-time
  • Reading support in years 1, 2 and 3 ensured all children made at least expected progress and more children achieved ARE
  • ELSA support ensured vulnerable children didn't fall behind and built their social and emotional skills so that they could access learning independently
  • The school now has classrooms fully assited with new whiteboard technology to ensure quality first teaching and learning
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