Pupil Premium

Background

In 2012 the Government introduced a new funding stream in to schools called the Pupil Premium. This funding is given to schools based upon the number of pupils, in school, who are eligible to claim Free School Meals (FSM), are Looked After or who are children of Service Personnel.

This funding is allocated to initiatives in school which are aimed at maximizing a child's potential, both academically and socially.

In September 2012, the Government increased the funding to include all children, in a school, who would have been eligible for FSM within the last six years.

School Year 2013/14

For the year 2013/14 our school received £112,500.

This was spent on:

  • Small group support from Teachers and Teaching Assistants – to target pupils needing to meet or exceed targets in Mathematics and English.
  • One to One tuition – to help children reach their full potential in English and Mathematics.
  • Intervention Groups – to help underachieving children reach and exceed their targets in Literacy and Mathematics; to challenge our most able pupils.
  • ICT Learning Resources – to provide additional motivational resources which impact on progress in Mathematics and Literacy.
  • Artis Education – A creative approach to curriculum delivery which motivates and engages children, impacting positively on their learning.
  • Learning Mentor Time – To support individual children who have complex social needs, with social integration, attendance and academic progress.
  • Attendance projects – To support individual pupils whose attendance and punctuality is causing concern, to maximize their learning opportunities.
  • Zaccahaeus Centre – To support individuals with social and emotional needs.
  • Extra-curricular opportunities – To provide children with a wider range of experiences which aim to further enhance their learning in school.

We will be reviewing the effectiveness of support through termly pupil progress meetings and therefore adjustments in support will be made where necessary in order to help the children to make the best possible progress.

School Year 2012/13

For the year 2012/13 our school received £65,727.

This was spent on:

  • One to One tuition – to help children reach their full potential in English and Mathematics.
  • Intervention Groups – to help underachieving children reach and exceed their targets in Literacy and Mathematics; to challenge our most able pupils.
  • ICT Learning Resources – to provide additional motivational resources which impact on progress in Mathematics and Literacy.
  • Artis Education – A creative approach to curriculum delivery which motivates and engages children, impacting positively on their learning.
  • Motivate Me Project – a sports project aimed at motivating our pupils to be more active.

School Year 2011/12

For the year 2011/12 our school received £46,944.

This was spent on:

  • Group tuition.
  • One to one tuition.
  • Extra staffing.