Use of Pupil Premium funding:
The Pupil premium is an amount of money allocated to the school, dependent on the number of ‘disadvantaged children’ at the school. The government uses the number of children eligible for free school meals on the basis of parental income [this does not include every KS1 child taking free school meals under the universal free school meals programme] to calculate the amount of money provided.
The school is free to determine how to spend the pupil premium money, but it needs to have an impact in reducing the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and other children.
For the current academic year 2018-19, we have an allocation of £84,400.
Our spending priorities are determined by establishing the main barriers to learning for eligible children. For the current year, these include:
- Early assessment and intervention of speech and language acquisition
- Support for disadvantaged EAL children
- Targeted interventions in core skills reading / writing / maths
- Some support for educational enrichment visits
- pastoral support
- Targeted support within classes
- Funding for breakfast club places
- Additional teacher support
- Prioritising attendance
For the 2017-18 academic year, we received £76,700.
During the 2017-18 academic year, we used this funding to provide additional teacher and TA time. We supported free access to breakfast club [by subsidising the cost and providing an additional member of staff for increased numbers]. We added an additional member of welfare staff to provide support to a disadvantaged child with behavioural needs at lunchtime and purchased additional intervention resources. We also supported some disadvantaged children in accessing a residential visit in Year 6. The validated data for 2018 indicates the gap between Disadvantaged / others in attaining Level 2 at Key stage 1 has narrowed in Reading, Writing and Maths, and at Level 3 has narrowed in Reading and Writing. At KS2 the attainment gap narrowed at Level 4 in EGPS and at level 5 in Maths, Writing and EGPS.