Pupil premium is specific additional funding, provided to schools to support the education of pupils. .Initially this was introduced in April 2011 to give schools £400 per year for:
From April 2012 pupil premium was also extended to all children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years.
Governors and staff allocate funding and this is reviewed termly throughout the financial year.
Each term, The Senior leadership Team hold Pupil Progress meetings with teachers to review how each class is performing. This includes a detailed discussion about pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding; the impact of targeted, additional support; progress versus attainment and next steps for development. The keys barrier identified in the current School Improvement plan are:
maths strategies fluency for recall
Spelling - in particular consistency in writing
We believe it is vital to build up emotional resilience and social skills, alongside the individual are learning. For some of our children this will mean that part of the pupil premium money has been used to enable them to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports clubs, musical events and residential trips.
"X has made considerable progress. School has been the one ‘constant’… It has given her confidence to believe in herself and her ability."
"Thank you for all your help…we have noticed an improvement in her motor skills. She seems really happy and enjoys School."
"I am really pleased with how well I have done in my SATs, I never thought I’d get such good results, I feel proud of ‘what I did’."
"I think that I am much better at making friends and talking to adults."
" I like having breakfast at school"
"I like Mrs Benwell helping me" (ELSA)