Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. Schools are allocated funding for children from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the armed forces. The aim of the funding is to raise achievement and improve outcomes for these pupils.
Pupil Premium funding for 2016/17 is expected to be £86,100
Pupil Premium funding for 2015/16 is was £90,360
The Pupil Premium funding is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning.
Line of Funding:
- Lessons have been timetabled to allow for individual 1-2-1 and group tutoring for children.
- Parents of children have been invited to attend IEP (Individual Education Plan) meetings with the teachers to discuss ways to accelerate progress, using agreed structured plans. Teaching cover is required for this time.
- Targets have been put into home school diaries so that parents are able to support the progress of their child at home. School pays for the diaries to be published each year.
- Groups of children have been given clear steps to move forward, on a daily basis, through assessment for learning in classrooms. Booster sessions, extra support and interventions have been used.
- SEAL and PSHE lessons have been used to help children gain awareness and develop strategies to improve their approach to learning.
- A significant amount of money has been spent to purchase ICT equipment to allow children to develop ICT skills and to use IT as a tool across the curriculum.
- Activities and equipment have been purchased for the playground and the school’s Learning Mentor has continued to be employed during this time to support positive playtimes and lunchtimes.
- Outside agencies have been purchased by school in order to support learning, behaviour and social/ emotional interaction.
- Visits have been subsidised for Pupil Premium Children and end of term treats are often paid for by school through this funding.
- In house and external sporting tournaments have taken place and children have been accompanied by adults funded by Pupil Premium money.
- All children in Y4 have participated in swimming on a weekly basis in the Summer term and the Pupil Premium money ensures that all children can take part.
- Pupil Premium has been used to facilitate special days such as The Pantomime and Arts week to allow the children to develop their skills further.
- Y5 children have continued to be taught Music each week by a Music specialist where they will learn to sing and play a musical instrument.
- We have continued to run a breakfast club each morning which is subsidised through Pupil Premium.
- Each term several after school clubs have taken place with resources and adults supplied by school and funded through Pupil Premium money.