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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding is in addition to main school funding.  It is allocated to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children (including those eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
In 2016-17 we spent our Pupil Premium allocation of £43,400 on the following:

  • Summer Tuition
  • Reading Recovery 
  • Additional support for reading including Wave 3 interventions and individual phonics training
  • Effective targeted individual feedback from teachers, including conferencing
  • Peer assisted learning with specific mixed ability groupings
  • Short term 3 week targets for lower achieving children which are set and reviewed by the teacher
  • Prioritised teaching with a teacher (in small groups)
  • Prioritised support with the assistant in small groups
  • Prioritised access to clubs – eg  music, recorder, gardening, lunchtime fitness

Our results show these areas of support have had a good impact.

For 2017-18 we are predicting 12% of our school cohort will attract the Pupil Premium Funding and we will use our allocation of £32,100 for the same areas as last year.

The 2017-18 predicted Early Years Pupil Premium allocation of £900 which is spent providing additional one to one support from Nursery staff.

Pupil Premium - Raising Aspirations

Reading Recovery: The school has a designated Reading Recovery teacher. Priority is given to children who attract the Pupil Premium in order to accelerate their development in reading and engage parents through a structured and systematic approach.

Wave 3 Literacy Support: The school has an increasing number of staff trained to deliver wave 3 literacy interventions, including non-class  based LSAs, providing effective and expedient acquisition of key skills.

Additional Phonic Support: The school has the facility to identify and support children who need further consolidation of phonic awareness.

Teacher assisted learning: The school recognises the importance and effectiveness of good first quality teaching and has the capacity to ensure all learners attracting the Pupil Premium have access to their class teacher on a 1:1 ratio for the equivalent at least one half day per term, including direct support, conferencing and target setting. 

Peer assisted learning: The school recognises the effectiveness of peer support and groupings are organised to enable opportunities for dialogue, collaboration and feedback within peer groups.

Effective target setting and feedback: Specific and measureable next targets are set, with targeted support for the most disadvantaged learners.

Extending the most able: Year 2 book club and Able Maths groups challenge and extend the most able learners, alongside focussed groups led by teaching staff.

Supporting the least able: A range of additional support groups operate in response to need, supported by class teaching staff in order to support and scaffold learning.

Summer tutoring: The school invests a proportion of the Pupil Premium allocation to enable eligible children to attend teacher-led 1:1 learning opportunities during the Summer holidays, to ensure children are exposed to continuous learning opportunities throughout the long break from school.

EAL: Children for whom English is an additional language and supported in school structured activities and encouraged to extend their experiences at home. 

Pupil Premium - Broadening Experiences 

After School opportunities; The school provides prioritised access for the most disadvantaged learners to engage in a wide range of activities designed to enrich and broaden their experiences, including Street Dance, Music, Philosophy for Children, Multiskills.

Sports Activities: The school had provided opportunities for the most disadvantaged to take part in a range of sports sessions, in school and outside of school hours, swimming and BMX biking.

Clubs during the school day: Children are given the opportunity to attend clubs on a weekly basis to develop a broader range of skills, including Recorder club, Gardening club and Singing club.

Planning,Preperation and Assessment (PPA) Time: A wide range of learning opportunities are available to children during teacher's PPA time each week, to provide a broad range of activities including music, food technology, sport and drama.

Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE): The school invests a proportion of the Pupil Premium in developing the potential of the school grounds to ensure the most disadvantaged learners have access to a stimulating outdoor environment, with the opportunity to explore sustainability and food production.

Pupil Premium - Maintaining high aspirations at a time of crisis

Seasons for Growth: The school has the facility to support children's emotional needs at times of loss, ensuring the ability to make progress in learning is not significantly disrupted during vulnerable times.

Pupil Premium - Nurture Groups

The school has the facility to response to social, emotional or behavioural needs through a range of nurture groups delivered by trained members of staff.

Intervention Programmes

Please click on the following links for further information about each intervention

Reading Recovery

Boosting Reading Potential

Wave 3