Pupil Premium

 

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

 

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

The typical barriers experienced by disadvantaged pupils are:

  • Attendance
  • Disrupted emotional development
  • Restricted social development
  • Delayed academic development

We aim to conquer these barriers through pupil and family support, making school experiences equally    accessible and ensuring children raise their aspirations for the future.

Last year, 2016/2017, we budgeted  £17000 for Pupil Premium and spent £8000 on classroom support in the way of Higher Level Teaching Assistants or Teaching Assistants for Wave 2, setting and wellbeing.  This ensures the group sizes for the teaching of Mathematics and English are kept to a minimum (usually no more than 15 children).  We believe this gives our most vulnerable children the best academic support possible.

 

£2000 was spent on 1:1 tuition, £2000 on SEN and £750 on music.  £2000 was used to support educational visits costs and £2250 spent on general curriculum costs.

 

 

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In the year, 2017/2018 we will receive £17000 for Pupil Premium and it will be spent as follows:

  • £400 on 10 week recovery Maths intervention programme
  • £1280 on funding for SATS preparation booster classes 
  • £530 staff CPD to deliver speech and language interventions
  • £3000 allocation to pay staff to deliver "Talk Boost" 
  • £900 on lunchtime booster classes for the development of literacy skills
  • £750 funding for private music lessons
  • £650 for swimming lessons
  • £360 for funding to be used for club fees and subs
  • £1500 education visits and trips, including residential
  • £500 optional credit for parents to spend on uniform or clubs of their choice
  • £4202 funding used to maintain sets and small group work for English and Maths
  • £1100 for emotional and social wellbeing
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    Please contact the school for further information on pupil premium or go to

     www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

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