It is a requirement that we provide information about the Pupil Premium allocation in our school and how we choose to use it.
Pupil Premium is an additional amount of funding that schools receive from the government to support areas of deprivation and vulnerable children. The amount each school receives is calculated by a number of different factors including the number of children who have free school meals, the number of Looked After Children and the number of Service children.
Pupil Premium is granted to help overcome barriers to educational achievement faced by the eligible pupils. In our school those barriers include: Social and Emotional needs, Communication needs, Sensory needs and Specific Learning needs.
We aim to address these needs through the provision detailed in our pupil premium statement for each academic year, please see below. (Please note that Pupil Premium is allocated to schools in financial years so there may be some anomalies in the funding detailed, depending on the time of year.) We measure the impact of our provision termly through our monitoring procedures.
If you would like to discuss this further please do contact the school and ask to speak to the headteacher.
Pupil premium report 2016/17
The majority of the grant was spent on maintaining the small group and 1:1 support needed for these children. It focused mainly on the areas of greatest need for those children; curriculum support for the core subjects, SPAG and handwriting as well as confidence building.
1. 1:1 and small group has seen
100% making at least expected progress in maths
66% making at least expected progress in SPAG, reading and writing.
2. E reading books were not purchased as the whole school focus on reading has enabled us to re-band all our books and to raise the profile of reading. For 2107/18 we will spend an element of our Pupil Premium funding on Purple Mash (Serial Mash) which can be accessed using the i-pad mini.
3. The children came 2nd in the Eskdale Festival Choral speaking competition, really enjoyed taking part in the Christmas play and had the opportunity to attend the whole school choir club which performed at the Summer Fair.
LAC funding was spent on outdoor/indoor play equipment and Read, Write Inc materials
Click below to download our most recent Pupil Premium reports: