The Government currently provides additional funding to all schools for children in certain key groups. This funding is known as the Pupil Premium Grant and is intended to allow each school to make additional provision for children who are in receipt of free school meals, those who are looked after by the local authority and those whose parents are members of the armed forces and may, as a consequence of their parents’ placements, be subject to a number of school moves.
Schools use this funding to enhance the achievement of pupils in these groups and ensure the inclusion of these pupils in all enrichment and extra curricular opportunities.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2019/20
For the financial year 2019-2020, we will receive £28,080 in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.
As a school, we have identified the following as some of the barriers to learning or future attainment for the pupils currently in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.
- Social and emotional wellbeing;
- Rate of progress in relation to accelerated progress in English and Maths;
- Access to a wide range of enriching extra-curricular opportunities.
Please see the table below for how we plan to use this funding. The impact of these strategies will be closely monitored by the school’s Senior Leadership Team.
|Maintaining a high level of teaching assistants across all key stages to deliver targeted interventions both in and out of the classroom and support personalised learning across school.||• At least one full time TA for every two classes in school, ensuring flexibility in using teaching assistants to deliver targeted and timely support.|
• Effective intervention programmes in place for Pupil Premium children to target identified personalised learning action. For example, additional support with reading or spelling intervention.
|• Children to make at least expected progress and often more than expected progress from individual starting points.|
|Additional online resources to support identified needs in spelling and mental maths skills.||• Introduction of Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars to support intervention both in school and out of school.||• Improve progress in spelling for writing and maths.|
|Providing specialist services, e.g. educational psychologist, to work within school to provide support to pupils and families.||• To address any specific needs which may act as a barrier to learning, for example cognition difficulties.||• Improve progress for children across the curriculum.|
|Continued specialised mental health trained teaching assistant (school counsellor) to be available and increase to 5 afternoons per week to provide emotional wellbeing support.||• To support any identified pupils with social and emotional wellbeing issues which may act as a barrier to learning.||• Improve the social and emotional wellbeing of identified pupils and, as a result, positively impact on pupil attainment and progress.|
|Specialised CPD for school counsellor, including participation in 'Mental Health Trailblazers' program.||• To effectively support any identified pupils with social and emotional wellbeing issues which may act as a barrier to learning.||• Improve the social and emotional wellbeing of identified pupils and, as a result, positively impact on pupil attainment and progress.|
|Increase number of iPads in School to support service children in staying in touch with parents away for prolonged periods on military duty.||• To support children's emotional wellbeing and prevent separation anxiety.||• Improve the emotional wellbeing of identified pupils and, as a result, positively impact on pupil attainment and progress.|
|Diverse range of extra-curricular activities in place across school to increase disadvantaged children’s access to enrichment experiences.||• To ensure children have access to a range of physical, creative and academic opportunities to support their development and promote positive social and emotional wellbeing.||• To enhance the curriculum, ensuring children are given the opportunity to experience new and varied activities.
• Positively impacting on the emotional wellbeing of pupils.