Disadvantaged pupils - Read more...
This money has been allocated in the following ways:
- To provide 'extended school' support
For example, to support attendance at after school clubs, residential visits, subsidised educational visits, uniform.
- To deliver targeted support to boost progress and attainment
- Additional interventions for both groups and individuals to accelerate progress and attainment
- One to one support and teaching in reading, writing or maths
- To support learning in the classroom by ensuring class sizes are as small as possible.
- To provide enrichment opportunities, for example, music tuition/hire of instruments
- To provide appropriate pastoral support including employment of specialist services including counselling and mentoring.
- To support the cost of employing a Parent Support Worker
The Parental Support Worker supports families around the child to improve consistency in achieving our aims.
Our aim is to close the gap in attainment and educational opportunity between those children attracting pupil premium funding and 'others' i.e. those children from more privileged backgrounds.
How will we know that the funding is having an impact?
Intervention, academic or pastoral, is measured in pupil progress meetings at least termly.
Our tracking systems ensure that children's progress is monitored carefully and that provision matches individual need at any given point in time. The pupil premium children are highlighted on school systems to allow careful monitoring of both individuals and the group as a whole.
The school's ethos is one of genuine concern and care for all to achieve their fullest potential. Great emphasis is placed on all staff members knowing and understanding every child well, treating children with the utmost respect and empowering them to become responsible, confident and resilient learners in our team. As such, we discuss, monitor and support children's wellbeing needs regularly which informs the cycle of provision.
Effectiveness of PP spending 2019-2020
Our school has identified attendance as a key issue impacting on the children in this group's attainment, particularly for some of our more vulnerable children. 2019-2020 attendance data indicates that for Pupil Premium children this is 93.5% which is well below our usual number and below the National average (95.7%). This had been an improving picture as a result of implementing specific support strategies but has dipped in line with the whole school figure as a result of the illnesses which led to the pandemic. This remains a school focus.
The progress of Pupil Premium children is good, especially with regard to the impact of our Reading intervention programmes. Across the school, all children who received mentoring support for reading improved their reading ages leading to accelerated progress.
A full report of the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant and Allocation can be found here.
External monitoring visit by the Local Authority
The Local Authority visited in May 2016 to review the effectiveness of our PP strategy and to collect examples of best practice.
- Highly efficient and effective systems are in place for monitoring, accounting and challenging progress and attainment. This is well linked to a pupil’s entitlement to support from the grant.
- There are clear reporting mechanisms for Governors
- Case studies are robust and thorough.
Models of good practice to share:
- Pupil Premium children are targeted for extra support within whole class teaching and interventions.
- The use of enrichment enables children receiving Pupil Premium funding to have a rounded life experience.