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.
For the financial year 2018-2019, we will receive £9240 in receipt of Ever 6 Pupil Premium funding. 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 to edit and redraft writing based on previous targets.
|• Children to make at least expected progress and often more than expected progress from individual starting points.|
|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.||• Improve progress for children across the curriculum.|
|Specialised mental health trained teaching assistant to be available 2 afternoons per week to provide emotional wellbeing support.||• To address any specific emotional needs which may act as a barrier to learning.||• Children are happier in school and therefore this will impact positively on their attainment and progress.|
|Varied out of school clubs in place across school to increase disadvantaged children’s access to a range of activities.||• To ensure children have access to a range of physical, creative and academic opportunities to support their development.||• To enhance the curriculum, ensuring children are given the opportunity to experience new and varied activities.|
In addition, School received £1200 for children with parents in the armed forces. This funding will continue to be used to train staff on identifying and supporting children with emotional needs associated with separation anxiety, as well as any resources needed to support pupils. We will also invest further funding into purchasing ICT equipment to enable children to stay in touch with parents who may be away for prolonged periods.
For the financial year 2017-2018, we received £2640 in receipt of Ever 6 funding. School used this funding to fund some additional intensive intervention in writing from a teaching assistant.
In addition, School received £900 for children with parents in the armed forces. This funding was used to train staff on identifying and supporting children with emotional needs associated with separation anxiety. We also invested in ICT equipment to enable children to stay in touch with parents who may be away for prolonged periods.
For the financial year 2016-2017, we did not receive any Pupil Premium Grant.