The Pupil Premium funding that is received by the school annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning among disadvantaged children. We have utilised strategies from Narrowing the Gap and the Education Endowment Fund (Research ) to improve learning, that have been researched and analysed extensively, to inform us of the best ways to use this money.
- Parents are invited to attend termly in-depth consultation meetings with the teachers to discuss their child and their next steps. Regular targets are put into homework diaries so that parents are able to support the progress of their child.
- Targets are shared with pupils and parents so net steps are specific to each child and clear.
- Children are given clear steps to move forward, on a daily basis, through Assessment for learning.
- We have produced how to help your child at home with Reading, writing and mathematics. These are kept in a plastic bag with reading records and pens to support learning and feedback at home.
- We have developed a clear marking policy which allows clear and effective feedback to every child with time to response to feedback during lesson times.
- We have renovated our nursery classroom to ensure we offer the best possible early education for all our nursery children. This has included a range of new resources to enable us to deliver the new EYFS curriculum of 2012 effectively and meet the needs and interests of every child.
Meta-cognition and self regulation strategies:
- This is used during PSHE sessions to help vulnerable children gain awareness and develop strategies to improve their approach to learning and life.
- Self esteem is linked to this approach, so the children are given many responsibilities, such as School Councillor, good news postcards, mr man book and work of the month certificates, as well as being given opportunities to tell others of good work during Celebration assemblies every Friday.
- We have introduced our special skills which encourage learners to think about learning and the skills they need to be an effective learner These include: to concentrate, try hard, don’t give up, improve, imagine, understand others, try new things.
Information and communication technologies:
- We have invested in a range of new and enhancing technologies including iPad technology and mp3 wireless listening centres.
- We have invested in wireless technology and laptops to ensure children can support their learning in any area across school.
Small group targeted tutoring:
- We provide small group intervention in the forms of Maths recovery, phonics groups, behaviour support, reading and writing recovery groups. This is to enable children to catch up with their peers and consolidate learning from whole class sessions.
Early Years Pupil Premium
We are using this funding for targeted small group work with a Teaching Assistant to develop communication and langauge skills.
Do you qualify?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
No one will know that you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits. Come in and talk to us if you’re not sure.