In our school all members of staff and governors ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
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.
The government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the educational differences between children in schools and promote progress.
We are committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium Grant forms a vital part of that process.
However, the Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant to support any pupil who has been identified by the school as socially disadvantaged.
‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’ DfE
All our work through the Pupil Premium Grant will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy. It may also be used to target able children who receive FSM to achieve above national expectations at the end of KS1 and KS2.
2016-17 - Funding for 11 pupils.
Our intention is to continue to support pupils through employing an experienced teacher who will work with individual or a small group of pupils in Year 6 to ensure they make the national standards in reading, writing and maths.
Our additional TA has had hours extended to support transition to KS2 for 2 pupils and an additional TA to support for 2 mornings. Impact of this additional support will be monitored and measured next March ready for the new budget.
We will continue to fund instrumental tuition, extra-curricular clubs, holiday activities and provide support for all other visits relating to the curriculum.
We expect to receive in the region of £14,300 for this academic year which will come into school in installments the first being the end of June.
Behaviour support from Gemstones is supporting a pupil during the summer term 2016 and will continue in autumn 2016. Further behaviour support is being funded to aid transition to High School. A re-action fund will be set up as well as staff training for behaviour issues.