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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy

 

The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.  The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years, are looked after or adopted.

 

In 2020-21 the school received £62,870 for 46 pupils (based on the January 2020 census): 

 

The key barriers to future attainment for our children are:

 

1. Spelling, punctuation and grammar skills limiting writing ability across the curriculum.

2. Lack of engagement with reading.

2. Confidence in problem solving and reasoning limiting mathematical progress.

3. Lack of resilience impacting on self-confidence and co-operation when approaching work.

4. Social and emotional issues affecting learning behaviours that support independent learning.

 

How we will spend the funding to overcome the barriers:

 

Initiative 

Cost 

Aim 

Booster Classes

£10000

To provide additional classes to small groups of identified children to accelerate progress in specific areas for Reading, Writing and Maths.

Staffing

£41120

 

Learning Mentor to support specified children in KS2.

Teacher (1 day a week) to provide additional support to identified children.

Non-Teaching Deputy to oversee targeted interventions and pupil wellbeing project (2 days a week)

Additional Resources

£9000

To provide staff with resources and CPD on how to engage and enthuse pupils. To purchase new books to supplement our library and reading scheme.

Counsellor (1 day a week)

£4500

To emotionally support identified children in order to develop resilience, self-confidence and well-being.

Subsidised off site learning experiences including

residential visits and school trips

£5000

To ensure that all children have the opportunity to attend a residential visit in Y5 and 6 to develop self-confidence, social and team building skills.

To ensure all children have an educational visit once a year.

Subsidised extra-curricular activities

£250

To ensure that all children have the opportunity to access clubs that they would otherwise be unable to access

Subsidise theatre workshops and other experiences

£2000

To enhance children’s learning and life experiences (whole school)

Music Lessons

 

£2500

To provide free music lessons

Support Uniform Costs

£500

To support families to purchase uniform

 

 

Total: £74870 (Includes £12000 carry forward)

 

How we will measure the impact of the funding:

 

We use both internal and external data to measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant on our pupils’ learning. We will review the effectiveness of the interventions we are using and adapt them to meet need when and where required.

 

1. Children make good progress, at least in line nationally and with each full cohort in school, in Reading, Writing, as well as the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar test at end of Year 6.

 

2. Children make good progress, at least in line nationally and with each full cohort in school, in Maths.

 

3. Children to approach and overcome challenges to a positive way. They choose and attempt challenging activities, with fewer supported interventions needed.

 

4. Children respond positively to support, have a positive attitude towards and a ‘can do’ attitude that is evidenced in increasing independence.

 

 

The next review will be July 2021

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