Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils in school.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.
  • All our work through Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress so that children’s attainment is at age related expectations or above, initially in Literacy and Numeracy. It may also be used to target more able children on free school meals to achieve greater depth at the end of Key Stage 1 or greater depth at the end of Key Stage 2.

Provision

The range of provision the Governors may consider includes:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher or teaching assistant, focussing on overcoming their specific gaps in learning;
  • 1-1 or small group classroom support;
  • Additional support and learning opportunities through after school clubs, including homework club and drama club;
  • Small group work with the Family Learning Mentor;
  • Workshops for parents/carers;
  • Subsidising educational visits;
  • Subsidising private music lessons.

The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium grant to address the issue of narrowing the gap for socially disadvantaged pupils.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2017-18: £73,620

The Governors have targeted the PPG to:

a) Employ a part-time Family Learning Mentor to support groups of children.
b) Employ teaching assistants to work with groups of SEN / GAT / Booster children in reading, writing, maths and fine motor skills.
c) Employ a part-time teacher to work with groups.
d) Provide Talk Boost training for two teaching assistants who will carry out this programme throughout the year in order to improve speaking and listening in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2;
e) Provide staff to supervise two homework clubs;
f) Provide workshops for parents for maths.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2016-17: £73,624

The Governors targeted the PPG to:

a) Employ a part-time Family Learning Mentor to support groups of children.
b) Employ teaching assistants to work with groups of SEN / GAT / Booster children in reading, writing, maths and fine motor skills.
c) Purchase Booster Phonics software to improve standards in phonics.
d) Subsidise school trips by paying for coach hire.
e) Purchase RM Maths software to facilitate personalised learning for children in Maths;
f) Provide staff to supervise a homework club;
g) Subsidise private music lessons.

The impact of the PPG for 2016-17:

a) Behaviour has continued to improve on the playground and around school.
b) The majority of children on Free School Meals continued to make at least expected progress.
c) The children are enthusiastic about using RM Maths both at home and at school.
d) All children in Key Stage Two last year enjoyed a visit to Liverpool Museums.
e) Homework club was well attended by FSM children.

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2015-16: £93,337

The Governors targeted the PPG to:

a) Employ a part-time Family Learning Mentor to support groups of children.
b) Employ teaching assistants to work with groups of SEN / GAT / Booster children in reading, writing and maths.
c) Subsidise trips by paying for coach hire.

The impact of the PPG for 2015-16:

a) Improved behaviour on the playground and around school.
b) The majority of children on Free School Meals made at least expected progress.