The pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, and to support pupils with parents in the armed forces (this part of it is also known as the service premium).
You receive money for each pupil of compulsory school age who fits the eligibility criteria.
As of October 2020, 9 pupils (8%) were eligible for pupil premium funding. The initial funding (which is likely to increase further) has been allocated as follows:-
£780 contribution towards increased support from an Educational Psychologist.
£1500 towards resources to support pupils well being needs, including increased LSA support time to allow designated ELSA sessions on a Friday afternoon.
£1000 to enhance catch up premium funding and enable greater support in this area, especially in the Summer Term 2021.
£2000 to maintain our current high level of individual and group support and to use this to further accelerate pupils learning across our broad curriculum.
This again contributes to the areas below that the governing body have identified that pupil premium money may be used to support pupils with during this academic year:-
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher or learning support assistant focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided by trained LSAs or external agencies.
- Continued staff development and training to ensure that all staff in school are able to provide for each individual child.
- A broad and varied extra-curricular programme to offer experience outside of the classroom.
- Individual support programmes, across all areas of the curriculum.
- To support and enhance pupils' emotional well being, especially through play therapy and ELSA support sessions.
Teaching staff report a positive impact of catch up support to support those pupils needing to plug gaps following the school closure periods.
Additional Education Psychologist funding has allowed a greater number of pupils to be assessed and for suitable learning programmes to be put in place to match their needs.
A greater number of pupils have been able to benefit from time with our ELSA, which has proved invaluable in supporting our pupils with a range of different issues. feed back from parents and pupils is really positive about these sessions.
Maintaining our high level of support in class has enabled pupils to continue to receive a high level of one to one and small group support which has helped to accelerate their progress across the curriculum.
2021-22 Pupil Premium Statement
Please click the link below for our 2021-22 Pupil Premium Statement:-