Below we outline how the school has planned to use its allocation of funding which is called the pupil premium for the academic year 2018/2019
Below is a contextual statement outlining how we have sought to use pupil premium money at the school during the year. The PDf report at the bottom of the page provides the reader further analysis.
The school receives additional funding for those pupils who are in receipt of free school meals; who are looked after or in the care of the Local Authority and children who have been adopted or in the care of grandparents.
While our numbers of children on the SEN Register for Pupil Premium Allocation is quite low, we do have a large proportion of these pupils who for various reasons have an 'Additional Need' requirement and a number are only a step away from the SEN register - hence the intervention strategies we use for pupils with SEN will also be used for Pupil Premium children if teacher assessment or data evidence suggests that would benefit from this,
Our pupil premium allocation for 2019/20 was £32,970.The money was used to provide a framework of provision that directly targets pupils who are deemed to be eligible for pupil premium money or are classed as vulnerable.
During this academic year Pupil Premium Funding has been targeted to:
- Narrowing the gap in attainment of FSM children through comprehensive intervention support throughout the school including extra and above support and intervention projects in and outside of class and the improvement of feedback from staff working with Pupil Premium to demonstrate impact and more closely monitor progress.
- To ensure all literacy and numeracy lessons in school from Reception upwards are all supported by a trained TA and that a significant number of Early Years staff are trained to Higher Level Training Assistant level
- Purchase materials to support specialised group intervention work to provide extra and above support to those Pupil Premium children who need it (including the provision of additional literacy and numeracy resources through a budget issued to the Special Needs Coordinator for those who are not working at expected progress or have been identified as in danger of falling behind)
- Extending intervention strategies to better support core subject areas (see pdf)
- Widening of the SENDCo role in order to better monitor and track progress and support teachers - including release time of an afternoon per week to monitor and assess SEN
- Subsidising cost of extended school clubs and activities to allow lower income families to be involved
- Development of quiet working zones for intervention work (eg Rainbow Room - summer 2020) as well as enhancing areas outside Class 6 /Class 5 - resetablishing the SEN Room in KS2 (from Sep 2020).
- Purchase resources to strengthen the teaching of grammar, punctuation, spelling and comprehension skills throughout the school
- Subsidise costs of residential visits/school trips in Year 5/6 for FSM and disadvantaged pupils
- Provide extra staffing to facilitate a Homework Club element to the after school and holiday clubs run in school - including purchase of additional resources / staffing to maintain or provide booster sessions for KS1/2 SAT preparation as appropriate
- Booster provision for Year 6 and Year 2
- Develop staffing via staff training and release time so as to provide a Pastoral Support Team to enhance provision for mental health and well being support in 2019/20