Pupil Premium

Statement 2016/2017

During the period, April 2016 to March 2017, the school will receive a total allocation of £3,767 for 3 learners who had been in receipt of Free School meals in the last six years. It is intended that the funding will be spent to meet individuals specific needs, which can vary from year to year.  Areas identified to be supported include:

  • Improving attendance
  • Providing a nurture group
  • Providing financial support in the form of subsidised after school clubs, snacks, subsidised school activities
  • Additional 1:1 TA support
  • Staff training

Statement 2015/2016

During the period, April 2015 to March 2016, the school received a total allocation of £3,960 for 3 learners who had been in receipt of Free School meals in the last six years. This funding has predominantly been targeted in the following ways:

  • Improving attendance
  • Comparison of attendance figures monitored by Headteacher
  • Half termly reports identify issues
  • Data compared with national
  • Liaison with EWO/LST to identify support required for families with attendance issues
  • Colour-coded letter system implemented to inform parents
  • Termly attendance awards given to individuals and classes

This has resulted in pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding achieving at least 97% attendance rates during the academic Year 2015/2016.  This demonstrates improved attendance rates from 2014/2015 and has ensured that attendance of PP funded children is higher than that of their peers.

Reducing gaps and accelerating progress for disadvantaged pupils
  • Progress and attainment of pupils closely monitored by teachers
  • Small group 1:1 interventions implemented
  • Impact of interventions monitored by class teacher and SENCO
  • Additional teaching assistant hours funded to implement support programmes

 Staff training/CPD

  • Staff attend relevant training sessions to individual needs
  • Delivery of intervention programmes
  • Staff monitor and track impact of intervention on progress in maths/reading/writing
  • Resources to support individual interventions developed by the school

This has resulted in pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding achieving at least in-line with their peers and making accelerated progress compared to their peers:

  • 67% of pupils eligible for PP funding achieving at least expected age-related expectations in maths, reading and writing.
  • 100% of pupils eligible for PP funding achieving more than expected progress in maths and reading.
  • 100% of pupils eligible for PP funding achieving at least expected progress in writing.

Statement 2014/2015

During this period, April 2014 to March 2015, the school received a total allocation of £7,800 for 7 learners who had been in receipt of Free School meals in the last six years. This funding has predominantly been targeted in the following ways:

  • Individual interventions offered in class by the teacher, following detailed learning conversations.
  • Employment of a teaching assistant to implement a variety of support programmes
  • Resources to support individual interventions developed by the school

Each learner eligible for Pupil Premium has a diversity of needs, and as such the interventions offered are highly personalised to meet these needs.

In the coming year, the current successes will be built upon and include even closer tracking of individual learners.  All interventions will continue to be specifically targeted, based upon identification of the individual needs of Free School Meal, Looked After and Forces learners, particularly those where progress has been less than good.