Each child who is eligible for free school meals, or has been within 6 years, brings additional funding to the school. This is called Pupil Premium. In the last financial year we received £19,903 pupil premium funding.
We used this money to:
- give support to pupil premium children to access clubs, including Breakfast Club and Infant Strings
- provide training for all staff in managing challenging behaviour
- provide 1:1 and small group tuition with trained teaching assistants using targeted interventions
- provide Reading Recovery and Every Child Counts 1:1 support with a trained teacher for children who fit the programme criteria
- train support staff to deliver speech and language interventions
- train key staff in ‘Talk and Draw’ techniques
Impact of the Spending:
Pupil Premium children have developed their wider interests and skills, participating in violin lessons, sports and arts clubs.
Monitoring shows that pupils made good progress in relation to their starting points. At the end of Key Stage 1 100% of children achieved age expected attainment in mathematics, 93% achieved age expected attainment in reading and 65% achieved age expected attainment in writing.
Pupil Premium Plans for 2016-17
This year we have £22,440 pupil premium funding. The main barriers that our pupil premium children face are: limited funds to extend learning extra-curricular activity, special educational needs including social emotional and mental health needs, English as an additional language.
We are using the funding to:
train all staff on practical strategies to support children with attachment difficulties
train two staff on Lego play therapy
train further support staff to deliver speech and language interventions
give support to pupil premium children to access clubs, including Breakfast Club and Infant Strings
provide 1:1 and small group tuition with trained teaching assistants using targeted interventions
provide Reading Recovery and Every Child Counts 1:1 support with a trained teacher for children who fit the programme criteria
We will measure the impact of spending by: monitoring children’s progress and academic performance, their involvement in extra-curricular activities, their well-being and involvement in lessons, asking children and parents for feedback. We review the strategy termly at pupil progress meetings.
You can register and find out if your child is eligible by visiting the Citizens Portal.
The system is quick and simple to use and can be accessed via a smartphone or hand held device. If you qualify, please show the Application Summary to your school on your smartphone or print a copy for your school.
Please register with the portal, even if you have applied and been unsuccessful in the past. By doing so we will have your contact details and can inform you straight away if your eligibilty changes.