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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17

 

Here is the summary of our Pupil Premium Grant plan for this academic year.  Any questions, please ask.  If at any time throughout the year you become eligible for PPG funding please contact the office straight away, and we are able to support you in your registration.
Also, a new Government initiative to support Nursery aged children is also in operation now: called the Early Years Pupil Premium it is a way of accessing additional grant funding for younger pupils.  In just the same way we can help families register.

PPG Support Plan Summary 2016 – 2017

 

We are targeting the bulk of the funding available on improving academic outcomes for children in school who are entitled to Pupil Premium Grant by:

  • Staff being aware of the children and their entitlement, and discussing their progress with Senior Leaders throughout the year at Pupil Progress Meetings, in order to ensure that funding is targeted strategically to meet their academic needs.

  • Annual meetings with parents to seek their views on priorities for their children.  These meetings are organised more frequently when appropriate.

  • 1:1 and small group interventions with our Learning Support teacher Mrs Sarah Roberts

  • Specific interventions, for example programmes such as Better Reading Partners, with Teaching Assistants.  Additional support from Teaching Assistants can be made available in class where appropriate

  • Resources aimed at improving attainment and progress for individual children are purchased, such as sets of reading books, books to read at home

  • Nurture Group provision is planned for Reception aged children who would benefit from focused support with settling, establishing relationships, learning codes of behavior and establishing attachments at school.

We also use an element of the funding to enhance broader educational aims:

  • Supporting children with social and emotional needs through small group work, Protective Behaviours work, counselling, play therapy

  • Supporting families with wrap around care such as holiday club and lunch club fees

  • Funding extra-curricular clubs to enable children to take part in a wide range of learning experiences

  • Funding all workshops and visits for which parents are asked to make a contribution at school

 

If a parent or teacher comes forward with a funding need that we feel would support a child, we are always happy to consider other opportunities.  Funding is targeted at individuals and their needs: this can cover a very wide range and we regularly assess the impact of our strategies and see if there is anything we can improve.

Pupil Premium Grant 2015-16 summary

 

Pupil Premium Grant 2015 -16
Overview of the school
Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll                      269
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG         13
Amount of PPG received per pupil               £1,300
Total amount of PPG received                     £16,900

Support 2015 - 16
  • Teachers and teaching assistant in Reception worked with children to give them additional support with key skills, particularly Reading.  This included 1:1 work on identified targets and small groups where it was appropriate, for example building listening and speaking skills by playing games.
  • Individualised support for KS1 pupils from a trained teacher to focus on specific needs.  Generally this focused on key skills – Reading, Writing and Maths – and enabled children to make good and better progress. 
  • PPG was used to support children in accessing extra-curricular activities at lunch time and after school.  Also parents were not asked for any voluntary contributions for trips and workshops, as the money was used to subsidise these activities to allow them to take place.
  • Other identified personal, social and emotional needs were also addressed by small group work, social skills groups and 1:1 mentoring.  This supported children with their confidence and helped them to develop a positive attitude to their work and their peers.

 

Measuring the impact of PPG spending on outcomes
The majority of children in KS1 made expected or better progress in all core subjects, and all the Year 2 pupils assessed at the end of KS1 met ARE in Reading and the majority in Writing and Maths.
All of the Reception children made expected or better progress, and the vast majority met ARE in all Areas of Learning.
We are confident that we are using the funding effectively to support learning, and progress data supports this.  Throughout the year pupils are rigorously tracked to ensure that all children are making progress.
 
  • The Governing Body ensured that there was an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding had been used. This task was carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.
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    Anna Archer
    Head teacher
    May 2016
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