Pupil Premium 2015 - 16
The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school's budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils in the EVER 6 group (those pupils who have ever be eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years).
In 2015/16 the school received £23,320 in Pupil Premium allocations.
The Pupil Premium is used in a variety of ways. These include:
- Additional support to deliver personalised intervention programmes
- Provision of extra-curricular activities for children both in an out of school
- Provision of nurturing and counselling sessions when required
- Additional resources/equipment such as Social and Emotional resources and Dyslexia friendly reading books to meet pupil needs
- Enabling pupils to participate in school residential and educational trips through the provision of additional staff or financial support for families.
- Employment of Pupil Premium Teacher for 2 days a week to plan additional support , work with the class teachers to ensure ‘pre-teaching’, and deliver interventions as required
Impact of Pupils premium spending
The pupil premium grant , although very small in regards our whole school budget, does make a difference to the achievements and all round experience of our children who are entitled to this grant. We ensure all our disadvanged children have the same opportunities in school and out of school as all our other children. All the children are closely tracked and interventions are put in place as soon as they are needed. If children are making good or more than expected progress we make sure their curriculum becomes as broad and balanced as possible to continue their progress.
- In Maths, 71% of children made at least good progress.
- In Reading, 82% of children made at least good progress.
- In Writing, 88% of children have made at least good progress
Supporting documents: EazMag reports, Attainment and Achievement data report, trip/residential records, Pupil Progress Meetings, HT report to Governors.
2016 – 2017 Plans for spending the allocation
This year’s allocation will be based on 19 children. We intend to complement our range of support with booster sessions in preparation for national tests and interventions based on individual needs. These will run alongside training for staff which will include Inference training in reading; training in the understanding and delivering of quality first teaching in GDS in writing and Maths.