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.
Acomb First School was allocated £6230 in the year 2012-2013, £11,700 in 2013-2014, £18,200 for 2014-2015, £13,200 for 2015-2016, £15,840 for 2016-17, £14,520 for 2017-18 and £7290 for 2018-19.
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 literacy and numeracy support both within lessons and in intervention groups. We use Read Write Inc resources to support literacy in the Reception class and support staff have recently received Read Write Inc training. In reception and key stage 1 and 2 children receive regular one to one reading support with teaching assistants. We also provide spelling, handwriting and motor skills support sessions. We provide numercy 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 .