Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The pupil premium for 2015 to 2016 is £187, 000. To us, as a school, it is important that all children make progress and that the gaps in the progress of children eligible for pupil premium and others are reduced.
A number of interventions are in place throughout the school. We employ a number of staff who lead on: Numicon; phonics; retentive memory; precision teaching; Talk Boost; Colourful Semantics.
They also help children access areas of curriculum through clubs and activities that support confidence and growing self-esteem.
A high level of attention is given to emotional literacy and identified children are involved in social stories and sessions that support self-confidence and self-awareness.
We provide booster classes within school to give children eligible for pupil premium greater support in core areas of the curriculum.
Our learning mentor’s work includes work with a number of children identified for pupil premium support. He is able to provide help with anger management and peaceful problem solving. He is also able to give children the space and time to explore problems and challenges and to reinforce behaviour guidelines.
The pupil premium is used to provide places on school trips and in our wide range of after school and lunchtime clubs. The concept of children participating and our philosophy of not preventing any child from taking part in all that the school has to offer, is very much part of what the pupil premium provides.
We are keen to instil children with good social skills and a proportion of the pupil premium is used to provide places or a subsidy at After School provision, school clubs and breakfast club on specific occasions.