Pupil Premium is a government-issued funding stream designed to support pupils from less financially-advantaged backgrounds. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding.
For the financial year 2015-16, the amount of Pupil Premium funding the school received was £14460. In this year the money was spent in a number of areas. These included:
- The funding of an additional teacher to work one to one with pupils, small groups and whole class
- 1:1 and small group intervention by Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants
- Funding the purchase of educational resources to support core skills in English and Maths
- Assistance with costs for residential trips and other activities
- PSHE training and resources
- Referral to external professional bodies
- Assistance with the cost of music lessons
- Learning resources such as targeted, ability-appropriate books and maths equipment.
The impact of this spending for the financial year 2015-16 will include:
- Progress of pupils eligible for funding is in-line with or exceeds the expectations for the cohort for the current academic year
- Pupils participated in residential trips and visits
- Pupils develop their interests and talents
- Pupils will engage with their learning and are on course to meet expectations
For the academic year 2015-16, end of year data shows that pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding in;
- Year R pupil achieved 11 out of the 12 strands to achieve GLD
- Year 2 pupil; Writing Working Towards Expected Standard, Reading Working at Expected Standard, Maths Working at Expected Standard
- Year 6 50% of eligible pupils were working at the Expected Standard for Reading, Writing and Maths (National 53%) and 50% were below
For the academic year 2016-17 the Pupil Premium funding allocation is £19460. Some of the strategies for the previous financial year remain on-going. New resources are being purchased to enhance learning outcomes and this will continue throughout the year. The school has employed a Teaching Assistant to provide 1:1 and small group support. All teaching assistants support the Pupil Premium children in the school either on a 1:1 or small group basis. The school will also work with external agencies, such as the Benjamin Foundation, to support the Pupil Premium children in our school. We also consider out of school opportunities for eligible pupils that they may not have access to otherwise, such as music lessons.