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Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium 2014/15

The funds provided by the pupil premium ensure that we are able to provide appropriate support for children who may be suffering from the effects of poverty and deprivation. The resources were used to finance a number of key initiatives in school to support learning and well-being amongst those eligible for the pupil premium.

Total funding for pupil premium in 2013/14 was £165,000 and for 2014/15 it was £241,000.

The funding provided the following:

  • Our Nurture group which effectively settles Reception children, supports families and helps older children to learn to manage behaviour effectively
  • “WellComm” screening and the employment of a Speech Therapist one day per week. All Reception children are screened for speech and language difficulties and interventions set up to support all children in Reception and Year 1 at the correct level
  • A specialist maths teacher trained in Every Child a Counter is employed to support children in KS1 with numeracy issues, who then return to class and sustain the progress they achieved in mainstream
  • Individuals, groups, parents and staff receive effective support and training where appropriate from our Educational Psychologist who we employ for one day per week
  • Our two employed Better Reading Partners and three reading support teaching assistants ensure daily reading for FSM and others who have difficulties with reading
  • Projects which engage families in children’s literacy development are resourced in Years 2, 4, 5 and 6. Engaging families in their children’s learning has been a great success and the impact has been there for all to see in children’s progress and attainment
  • Our SLA with the Children’s Centre provides us with school readiness projects, Lions Quest, mentoring for individual children in Year 6,  individual and family support for all ages and parental support and training
  • Mentoring FSM children in Y3 through a teaching assistant with this particular focus
  • The employment of a member of staff to support the Learning Mentor with punctuality and attendance data and to support strategies to improve such data
  • Lunchtimes are an effective time for all children supported by the employment and training of further Welfare staff
  • All classes are taught by a known teacher at all times, we don’t use supply staff other than in extreme circumstances
  • Some SEN/FSM children require and receive 1:1 support in order to maintain their access to the curriculum and learning in general
  • All children have equal access to all school trips as support is available for those entitled to pupil premium

 

The impact of the pupil premium funding

  • Many eligible pupils have achieved their school targets and more
  • School attendance has been sustained at good levels
  • Parent participation in their children’s education has risen dramatically
  • The gap between the achievements of eligible and non eligible children in school is narrower than the gap between children across the county in reading and writing
  • The value added for eligible children is above that of non eligible children in school and is greater than all children nationally in reading, writing and maths
  • Eligible children achieved a higher percentage of three full levels progress over KS2 than non eligible children in all three subjects