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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium and Disadvantaged Pupils

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel. This includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Research shows that these pupils underachieve compared to their peers. The pupil premium is provided to schools in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.

The range of ways we support disadvantaged children includes:

  • Quality teaching in class
  • Targeted teaching – focused feedback and teaching from teachers and teaching assistants
  • 1:1 support
  • Additional small group work
  • Half termly mentoring meetings with the class teacher, to which parents are invited
  • Financial support for visits and events
  • Support and signposting to other agencies for pupils with emotional needs
  • Purchasing specific resources
Summary of barriers sometimes faced by pupils eligible for Pupil Premium, these often include:
  • Motivation or "availability to learn" 
  • Social and cultural barriers
  • Emotional factors that affect learning
  • Personal issues that can affect learning
  • Attendance 
Success is based on how well the school can narrow the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. 
In 2017 - 18 the impact of the additional support included:

  • Disadvantaged pupils in Year 4 narrowed the gap in writing and maths.
  • Disadvantaged pupils in Year 6 made better progress than other pupils in reading and maths.
  • Parent voice feedback was very positive about the provision for our pupil premium pupils.  They felt, due to the focused conversations with teachers, they were well informed and able to help support their child at home.
  • The developing role of our specialist pastoral teaching assistant has strengthened parental partnerships and provided excellent social and emotional support, within and beyond the classroom, increasing engagement levels and contributing to raising attainment.
  • Pupils feel well supported and name adults who help them.
  • 1-1 tuition has focused on pupil's next steps and has contributed to raising self-esteem, confidence levels and improving attitudes to learning.
The pupil premium plan for this year and the report for last year can be found below, along with the Pupil Premium Policy. Our pupil premium strategy is reviewed at the end of each academic year.

Pupil Premium Health Check March 2016

The school commissioned a review of provision for disadvantaged pupils. The report was very positive about:
  • the way the school identifies pupils’ learning needs
  • the focused support from teachers and teaching assistants - something that came through the recent parent questionnaires
  • working in partnership with parents
  • the progress disadvantaged pupils are making across the school

You can check whether your child qualifies for the pupil premium here.

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