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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report 2016-2017

Background

The Pupil Premium is a grant allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).

Academic Progress/Attainment

Funding was used to provide specialist 1:1 and small group support throughout the year. This included regular weekly teaching of reading, phonics, basic writing and key number concepts/ investigations in maths. Funding was also utilised to provide SENDCo expertise to assess individuals and plan tailored work programmes to support their learning in school and to meet with parents and other professionals.

This year, because of the changes in reporting on assessments, it is difficult to make a direct comparison between last year’s performance and this year’s. However, results so far show that all the children are making good progress in relation to their peers. Almost all the children in Years Two and Six have achieved their expected standard.  In the majority of cases across the school, children with Send are making equivalent  progress to their peers.

Self-esteem and confidence

Discussions with the children demonstrate a high level of confidence and enjoyment in all curriculum areas.  Children are engaged in class and keen to contribute to class discussions.  They are enthusiastic and eager to achieve their learning targets.

Access to learning opportunities

All FSM children participated fully in additional educational experiences and residential visits where applicable.  They were also keen members of extra-curricular clubs.

We are happy that Pupil Premium Funding has been used to provide social, emotional and health benefits, as well as contributing to academic progress.