Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is an additional funding stream direct from Central Government. Its aim is to address the current underlying inequality between the academic achievements of pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals, in local Authority Care, have parents in the armed forces or have received Free School Meals in one or more of the previous 6 years (Ever 6).

Good education is vital to success and therefore we, as a staff team, are allocating a percentage of the Pupil Premium to enabling the children to access wider opportunities and curriculum enrichment activities.

 

We are committed to providing our pupils with high quality interventions to move specific aspects of their learning forward, we are therefore allocating a percentage  of our pupil premium funding to support 1:1 individual and small group support opportunities delivered by our TAs.

 

As a school we have a dedicated group of Teaching Assistants who have a range of experience levels. The professional development of these staff is vital if they are going to have the impact on learning that we require, not only to benefit our Pupil Premium children but all children. Therefore, we are allocating a percentage of our Pupil Premium funding to support this level of professional development and wider involvement and opportunities for these key staff in the planning process.

 


Interventions that work

Fundamentally good teaching and learning can and does narrow the gap in attainment. We are always striving to improve the quality of teaching and learning for all our pupils. However for pupils that the Government has identified nationally as vulnerable of underachieving the school has used its pupils premium funding to develop and deliver a range of further provisions, interventions and opportunities appropriate to each pupil. These include:

·         FFT Wave 3 Literacy support

·        

Number box intervention

·         Individualised phonics intervention

·         Active Literacy Kit

·         Small group teaching for literacy and numeracy

·         Power of 2

·         Alternative curriculum or tailored work experience programmes to meet the needs of the pupils

 

Impact

It is important that the impact of these provisions is monitored regularly so that their success can be monitored and any modifications to provision can be made. The schools new data tracking system is at the forefront of this monitoring.

2016/17- Progress of pupil premium pupils at least matches the progress of other groups. Attainment is broadly similar.
2015/16- Most pupils made at least expected progress, and some individual pupils have made significant progress.  Progress of pupil premium pupils at least matches the progress of other groups. 

2014/15: Most pupils made at least expected progress, and some individual pupils have made significant progress.  

2013/14:  all pupils receiving the pupil premium made at least expected progress and either reached or exceeded their challenging targets.
2012/13: all pupils receiving the pupil premium made at least expected progress.

The funding allocation for 2016-17 was: £19,800

Plan for 2017-18

Continue with small, homogenous group teaching of phonics
Continue to teach in small groups in KS2 for literacy/numeracy
Continue to subsidise PP to attend trips and residential
Where applicable, support and fund individual pupil attendance at extra curricula activities
Ensure that staff receive appropriate training to support PP pupils
Providing specific interventions and behaviour support
Funding of assessments for PP pupils
Continue with breakfast provision, and potentially develop the breakfast club, if the need arises
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WorlingworthWeb VGC,
13 Sep 2017, 01:15
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WorlingworthWeb VGC,
13 Sep 2017, 01:16