The funding received from Pupil Premium is allocated throughout the school year. We follow our whole school ethos of high achievement for all when allocating this funding and regularly measure, discuss and review the impact of our actions in order to continually improve.
The whole staff recognises the need to ensure that PP (Pupil Premium) pupils reach their full potential and support them with any barriers to progress and attainment. We analyse data on a termly basis in order to identify any underachievement and start work on overcoming this as soon as possible. We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and will do whatever it takes to support a child, both in and out of the classroom. This is reflected in the school improvement plan.
By following the Key Principles below we believe we can maximise the impact of our pupil premium spending:
Building belief in themselves as learners
Analysing data to check effectiveness of interventions/projects
Identification of individual needs
Teaching and Learning
Improving day to day teaching is the key to helping all children achieve and teaching staff give their all by personalising support, going the extra mile and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions/projects
Leadership and Management
PP children are regularly targeted and tracked thoroughly to ensure that they make good progress in line with their peers. Pupil Progress meetings are held termly and PP children are discussed individually.
School adjusts techniques constantly, rather than waiting until after interventions.
Members of the senior leadership team support PP children and their families directly.
We ensure that PP children are well represented in the decision making processes of the school, so, for example, they are encouraged to be active participants of the school council.
The Senco oversees the organisation of all additional provision, allocating resources purposefully and monitoring and evaluating impact. This work is done in close consultation with the Headteacher.
There is a link governor for PP children who monitors the provision and its impact.
The School Improvement Plan(SIP) and pupil premium strategy includes actions to narrow the attainment gap.
Members of the Senior Leadership team prepare information for parents and governors.
PP children are recorded and tracked separately on the school assessment systems.
PP children who attained highly at KS1 are tracked to ensure their high attainment is maintained throughout KS2.
The deputy head looks at pupils who are both PP and have special educational needs or a disability.
Class Level Provision:
All teachers and support staff know who the PP pupils are in their class and take responsibility for their progress. If there are barriers to learning, they find ways that these can be overcome. There is a Focus on high quality teaching, rather than relying on interventions to compensate. Children will then receive some/all of the following support.
• Individual tuition
• Focused feedback on how to improve work
• Pre-teaching/enrichment/trip to ensure full access to the curriculum
• Language/vocabulary enrichment focus
• Reading buddies and buddy class sessions
• Booster groups
• Targeted adult support in small groups
• Additional TA hours
School tracks the uptake of all Out of School Learning for PP children. We remove barriers to partcipation by: