Families who are in receipt of some benefits and/or free school meals, are entitled to additional funding from the government. This money is put into the school's budget and is to be used by the school to support these children to achieve the very best that they can and also so that any gaps in attainment or progress can be closed. Please contact the school office if you think your child may be entitled to this funding.
Pupil premium funding is used to diminish any barriers to learning that eligible children may have. At our school these are typically:
- lower attendance
- social, emotional and mental health issues
- gaps in learning
- slower rates of progress
- limited experiences of the wider world
- low aspiration
- problems with participation due to lack of equipment/kit.
The school received £9750 (6 children + 1 LAC)
At this school this funding is used in the following ways:
- CAWS (Child Attendance Welfare Service) support to improve attendance
- 1 to 1 sessions with a qualified, experienced teacher
- Small group work with a teacher or well-trained learning support assistant (LSA)
- The purchase of specific 'catch up' programmes, including Lexia and Toe by Toe for reading and Plus 1 and Power of 2 for Maths.
- Play therapy for 2 children.
- ELSA training for a teaching assistant.
- The purchase of further books for the intervention reading scheme
- Piano tuition
- Financial support for uniform, school trips, residential visits, after school clubs and external sports coaching.
- All PP children took part in an extra-curricular club.
- All PP children made progress over the year.
- Gaps in attainment between PP children and other children diminished, in all but 1 case, where they existed.
- 92% achieved the 'expected standard' or were just slightly below at the end of the year.
- 43% of 'Higher Achieving Pupils' register receive pupil premium funding.
- PP children were part of the Worship team and School Council, attended the school's residential visit and older children represented the school in netball, football, cross-country and swimming fixtures.
- Grade 1 piano examinations have been taken by 2 children.
The school should receive £16,420 (11 children + 1 LAC)
Plans for provision:
- Continue support from the CAWS (attendance) service.
- To provide structured ELSA support for LAC and other children.
- To increase teaching provision and joint planning time with class teachers/ PP support teacher.
- Report/s from Educational Psychologists where EHCP is to be applied for.
- 'Resilience' training for staff.
- Continuation of play therapy for 2 children.
- Reading encouragement and support through use of the library with qualified librarian.
- Purchase ipads apps & staff training to support progress.
- To continue to fund additional resources and financial support to families, as detailed above.
This information will be reviewed annually, in September.