The Pupil Premium is additional funding to main school funding, designed to address the current underlying national inequalities between disadvantaged children (those eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service family children) and other children. Schools are currently given an additional £1320 per pupil.
The extra funding has been used to fund the following strategies
To provide trained support staff (Learning support assistants)
To provide short and medium term intervention programmes supporting individuals in their learning
To support individual pupils in their personal, social and emotional development
To provide specific equipment for individual pupils to support their learning
We provide English and maths support both within lessons and in intervention groups. We use Read Write Inc resources to support reading and writing in Reception class and Key Stage 1. In Reception and Key Stage 1 and 2 children receive regular one to one reading support with adults. We also provide spelling, handwriting and motor skills support sessions. We provide maths support both within lessons and in intervention groups and have purchased a variety of maths support packages including Numicon breaking barriers.
Children are also supported in their emotional and social development throughout the school day and support staff also lead appropriate support groups. As a school we are focusing upon self esteem and aspiration for all pupils.
The interventions and support provided are reviewed half termly to assess the impact on children's progress. Teaching and support staff meet together and the interventions are reviewed and then planned for the next half term.
Please see the attached strategy statements .