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 £5490 (5 children)
At this school this funding is used in the following ways:
- 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
- The purchase of an intervention reading scheme
- Financial support for school trips, residential visits, after school clubs and external sports coaching.
- All PP children made progress over the year.
- All gaps in attainment between PP children and peers were diminishing, where they existed.
- 66% are closing the gap rapidly, where one existed.
- 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.
The school should receive £7800 + £1500 (6 children + 1 LAC)
Plans for provision:
- To engage the CAWS (attendance) service
- To continue to fund additional resources and financial support to families, as detailed above.
- To increase teaching provision and joint planning time with class teachers.
- Purchase of ipads to support progress.
- ELSA training for an LSA.
- 'Character Education' training for staff.
- Music tuition for more able pupils.
This information will be reviewed annually, in September.