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Pupil Premium

What is it?
The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children that have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Why has it been introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.

 

For more detailed information, please see our Pupil Premium Plan 2020-21

Total amount of PPG received      £212,510

Nature of support  

16%    Improving T&L (training and support)

50%    Targeted learning support and intervention 

7%    Curriculum enrichment

27%    Focus on families and support 

Overall Aims 

Teaching:

  • To further develop the use of Assessment for Learning (AfL), comparative judgements, whole class feedback and Kagan Co-op Learning structures in all classrooms. 

English:

  • Develop speaking, listening, vocabulary and comprehension skills in order to improve rates of progress to narrow the gap for those PP pupils not on track to achieve Expected Standard across subjects (including embedding Kagan Co-op Learning structures, word of the week, whole class reading and reading for pleasure)

Maths:

  • Develop reasoning and arithmetic skills to help more PP children make better progress in maths to support raising attainment and to ensure that the use of manipulatives and visuals is embedded in all classrooms

Curriculum:

  • To continue to develop the school curriculum arrangements and create clear pathways of learning that ensure progression, securing depth of knowledge in all subjects over time.

Enrichment:

  • Ensure that children have access to high quality books and regular access to the increasing ICT equipment within school.

Attendance and Punctuality:

  • To offer extended school support provision eg, after school provision, breakfast club etc and suitable home learning for those children that are required to self-isolate due to Covid 19. Develop and regularly evaluate a robust risk assessment for school opening during the current pandemic so that staff, parents and children feel safe and encouraged to attend school.

Parental involvement:

  • To ensure that all parents are signed up to ClassDojo so that teachers can provide support and guidance to parents so that they can engage with school and support their children’s learning at home.

Personal Development:

  • To develop the iSPARKLE curriculum in order to raise aspirations and to ensure that our children receive regular and high quality PSHE, RSE and growth mindset lessons so that they feel safe, loved and ready to learn.

Covid Catch up:

  • To quickly identify children who have fallen behind and to provide tailored support to ensure that they catch up and to ensure that we have the resources required to support children with home learning if required.

 

Success Criteria:  By the end of 2020
 

  • Non-mobile PP children without significant identified needs make at least expected progress in R, W and M
  • Identified HA PP children achieve GDS in Maths and Reading in each year group
  • Those PP children selected for additional tuition make accelerated progress in order to move back on track.
  • End of key stage SAT results will improve for PP children in KS1 and KS2.
  • 100% of PP parents signed up to ClassDojo.
  • Increased engagement with home learning (get data for Autumn 1, Spring 1 and Summer 1)
  • Feedback from parents remains positive
  • Keep PP attendance in line with national this year
  • Children can talk confidently about the school and their aspirations during pupil interviews and all Year 5 PP children (without significant identified needs) will pass their ESB exam (if applicable this year)
  • Behaviour in school is good and in class children are engaged with their learning

For documents relating to the Pupil Premium Plan, please see below:

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