Pupil Premium

  

Pupil Premium Strategy

 

 

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to disadvantage by deprivation. This includes wellbeing, welfare and academic underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed services personnel.  The intended effect of this funding is to alleviate disadvantage by accelerating progress and raise attainment.

 

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools for Free School Meal pupils, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

 

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used and the impact of any work done.

 

Funding Breakdown for the academic year:

Academic Year

Amount

£

2016-2017

2017-2018

333,685

326,560

 

The Governors and Leadership of Central Walker Church of England Primary School have considered carefully how to use this money by tracking the impact of all the different types of support and intervention programmes.

Pupil progress and attainment is tracked daily by class teachers as part of assessment for learning, and termly through 1:1 progress meetings and assessment weeks. Where pupils are not meeting age related expectations or are not making good progress from their starting point - including the more able - then interventions are planned to accelerate progress.

Interventions include:

  • EYFS - planning interventions with teachers and support staff;

  • Additional teacher led phonics in Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2 including Read, Write Inc;

  • Additional teacher led reading interventions, particularly focussed at Year 2 at pupils not yet achieving well in reading;

  • A Reading Champion in Key Stage 2 to develop reading in KS2;

  • Additional support staff across school;

  • Visitors to support development in curriculum areas and/or after school clubs;

  • Working with staff to develop effective feedback, meta cognition, peer and cross age tutoring using materials from the Sutton Trust. 

Funding is also providing experiences not readily available such as:

  • Increased ICT opportunities, IT suite/additional computers/cameras etc. It also increases the provision for school clubs and external activities/visits;

  • In school provision to promote the welfare of our pupils - supported by our Lead Professional, Parent Support Advisor and School Councillor. We also work with the Riverside Learning Trust to address attendance and wider community welfare issues.

  • Opportunities for all children to be given an enriched curriculum that includes experiences in and out of school including trips, visits, visitors and residential activities.

All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.

Should you require any further information on the Pupil Premium, please visit:

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium