Summary of Main Barriers to Learning
The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. For 2016/17 the school received £167,800 in Pupil Premium allocations.
In 2016/17 the pupil premium was used in a variety of ways. These included:
- Additional TA support to deliver personalised intervention programmes
- Provision of extra-curricular activities for children both in an out of school
- Family Learning Mentor employed fulltime
- Enriching the curriculum through the use of outside visitors such as an author
- Enabling pupils to participate in school residential holidays and educational trips
- Enabling pupils to learn a musical instrument
- 2 extra teacher employed to reduce class size
- Provision of Wider Opportunities (whole class learns a musical instrument ) in Year 4.
- Reading Support in Year 1
- Lunchtime Support
- FSM Milk
- Support for educational visits
Examples of impact in 2016/17 include:
- Identified pupils made at least expected progress with some exceeding their school targets.
- An increase in the number of parents attending workshops has been recorded
- Pupil engagement in extra-curricular activities has increased
- Fewer pupils are arriving late for school
- The number of Persistently Absent pupils has reduced
- The gap between attainment/progress of most vulnerable pupils/identified pupils and their peers has reduced
- Children with emotional difficulties are better supported
- Growth in children’s elf esteem, confidence and independence
The allocation for 2017/18 is £167,800 The school plans to continue with the above strategies during 2017/18 as well as the following:
- Continue to employ a Family Learning Mentor
- Introduction of the Pupil Premium Governor. a Pupil Premium Co-ordinator and a small team of staff and Governors to monitor closely the spending and the impact of that spending on the children.
- To ensure that we use the money effectively to make a positive difference to children’s lives.