Use of the Pupil Premium
We receive Pupil Premium funding in a lump sum to support specific pupils. These funds are provided in addition to the main school budget.
For 2014-15 we received £3900
For 2015-16 we received £3960
For 2016-17 we received £3960
To ensure specific pupils achieve success we have used this funding to:-
- Provide additional hours of one to one tuition time to support learning in spelling, reading, writing and mathematics. Interventions are carried out by Higher Level Teaching Assistants and teaching staff.
- Purchase specific resources to support learning in school (this has included computer software – Clicker 6 – to enable children to produce writing independently).
- Fund the purchasing of a range of engaging books to support a ‘love of reading’ in the classroom through additional reading opportunities with adults.
- Fund the creation of a learning games library to support ongoing, enjoyable learning at home at no cost to families.
- Enable pupils to take part in wider opportunities available through school (this includes trips and the purchase of equipment to ensure children enjoy the same opportunities as peers).
- Ensure children can attend curriculum and educational residential visits.
- Run a nurture group to build personal skills to allow children to play a full and active part in school.
Future spending will be matched to specific and ongoing identified needs of pupils receiving additional funding through the Pupil Premium.
The impact of spending on progress and attainment is monitored through tracking of individuals within the school assessment and additional needs frameworks as required.
- All pupils receiving the funding made progress in line with national expectations.
- Additional support was provided to those pupils working towards age related expectations.
- Increased links between school and families enabled support to be coordinated between home and school.
- Pupils were able to enjoy the same level of access to school opportunities as their peers.
- One-to one and small group sessions developed confidence in pupils, which had led to increased engagement in the classroom.
Pupil Premium Report 2016/17