Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. It is aimed at any children who have received free school meals (FSM) in the last six years.

 

How  Do We Use the Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium funding is used to raise standards by identifying the gaps in children’s learning, focussing our measures on filling the gaps and evaluating the impact of these measures.

2011-2012
our measures were focused on :
• Intervention programmes for maths and literacy
• Phonics intervention

2012-2013
We have identified that this group of children often need support with:
• Writing skills
• Engagement with the learning process
• Behaviour and self esteem

As well as increasing the focus on writing, forest school and other outdoor activities will be put in place to improve self- esteem, behaviour and engagement.

The school has also put in place the following programmes which are designed to help this group of children:

  • Programmes for children identified as at risk of Dyslexia (including the Nessy Learning Programme)
  • Programmes to Improve Boys Writing
  • Precision Teaching for groups who will benefit most
Pupil Premium 2013-2014
  Funding has been put into the following intervention programmes to ‘narrow the gap’ between these pupils and their peers: • 1 to 1 literacy support • 1 to 1 maths support • Dyslexia programmes Assessments made during these sessions and day to day maths lessons are communicated so that teaching can be targeted to the pupils individual needs. Some of the funding has also been used to fund: • Classroom support • Forest school and outdoor programmes focussed on improving behaviour, engagement and team work.
 
Pupil Premium 2014-2015
 
We have identified that this group of children often need support with:
• Maths- fractions, decimals percentages ration and proportion
• Engagement with the learning process
• Skills practice
 
 
We have identified that there are more diverse learning needs for this group of children. Funding has been put into the following intervention programmes to ‘narrow the gap’ between these pupils and their peers:
• 1 to 1 literacy support
• 1 to 1 maths support
•Phonics Programmes
 Assessments made during these sessions and day to day maths lessons are communicated so that teaching can be targeted to the pupils individual needs.
 
Some of the funding has also been used to fund:
  • Classroom support
  • Forest school and outdoor programmes focussed on improving behaviour, engagement and team work.
  • Outdoor programmes that help improve engagement.
  • Developing effective 'Whole school' approaches to learning: Immersive learning; Project Based Learning; Use of I-Pads; Adventure Learning strategies.
Impact of the pupil Premium:
Intervention programmes have been increasingly successful with pupils making 2 levels of progress or more in mathmetics, reading and writing (excluding pupils with statement sof SEN).
 
Pupil Premium 2015-2016 (total funding: £21,540 April 2015-April 2016)
 
We have identified that the best areas to support are:
• Maths- quick recall and developing mental strategies
• Engagement with the learning process and enjoyment of reading
• Phonics

 

 
 
Funding has been put into the following intervention programmes to ‘narrow the gap’ between these pupils and their peers:
• 1 to 1 literacy support
• 1 to 1 maths support
•Phonics Programmes
 
Typically,teachers work 1 to 1 develop the children's understanding of concepts.and make assessments about the children's learning needs. These teachers then manage programmes of learning often making use of teaching assistants to practice the neccessary skills.
 
 
Some of the funding has also been used to fund:
  • Classroom support
  • Outdoor programmes focussed on improving behaviour, engagement and team work.
  • Outdoor programmes that help improve engagement.
  • Developing effective 'Whole school' approaches to learning: Immersive learning; Project Based Learning; Use of I-Pads; Adventure Learning strategies.