Updated October 2018
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to raise the achievement of pupils who may be disadvantaged through personal circumstances.
2012/13 £14,9522013/14 £17,1542014/15 £37,344
Impact over time:
During 2015-16, we have developed the range of extra-curricular clubs we offer to all of our children. As a result of targeting disadvantaged children, and their interests in particular, all disadvantaged children participated in one or more extra-curricular activity. Almost two thirds took part in two or more clubs. All of our disadvantaged pupils take part in our residential visit for Year 6 and many attend our Breakfast Club. The vast majority of our disadvantaged pupils represented our school in sporting and musical events.
Curriculum focus of Pupil Premium spending
Our aim is to accelerate the progress of children eligible for Pupil Premium and to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. To do this, all Class Teachers plan specific interventions for these children for English and Maths. The progress of these children will be regularly monitored, reviewed and documented. Where possible, they also receive in-class support for these subjects. Summative assessment statements for all groups of pupils, including those eligible for the Pupil Premium, are written regularly to show progress and to set targets. Disadvantaged pupils are also part of our ‘reading buddy’ scheme. They use a special reading area and an appropriate selection of books to share books with peers from different year groups. In Year 6, the children have interventions for Maths and English, some of which will be happening at lunchtimes, before and after school and in class. They are also taken in small groups during the afternoon.
All staff aim to run at least one extra-curricular club. Children who are eligible for Pupil Premium are targeted particularly. They are also encouraged to take part in wider school events such as services and performances. Our KS2 Production is planned each summer to the celebrate talents of all our children including the disadvantaged, improve their confidence and develop a positive self-image. Children eligible for Pupil Premium, if required, take part in small groups to support their social skills such as ‘socially speaking’.
Weekly attendance and lateness figures are tracked and individuals targeted to develop home/school links and communication.
Children eligible for the Pupil Premium have access to our Breakfast Club for no cost and we subsidise music lessons and our Year Six residential trip.
Desired Outcomes for 2018-19
To increase the rate of progress for children in receipt of Pupil Premium in Reading, Writing, GPS and Mathematics, narrowing the attainment gap with non-disadvantaged pupils.
This will be particularly evident in Key Stage 2 results. From their lower than average starting points, we aim for the current Year 6 class will have attainment and progress results close to the national average, with the attainment of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, including the more able, being in-line with their peers. Writing for the whole cohort is a particular focus but all subjects will see an improvement. Pupils across the school will also make rapid progress, especially those eligible for Pupil Premium. This will be achieved through an increasing proportion of good or better teaching, learning and assessment. Vulnerable groups, such as disadvantaged children, will be monitored closely and receive particular focus. Many more will achieve their year group targets to ensure at least good progress.