Objectives of Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is 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. It was introduced in April 2011 and is intended to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
Our total funding through the Pupil Premium for the financial year 2015-16 was £5,400. The funding is used to help provide one-to-one or small group tuition by a qualified teacher, to provide additional teaching assistant support and to support qualifying families with all enrichment and residential opportunities.
We have also been able to provide two smaller classes for the 2016-2017 academic year providing an extra Teacher and Learning Support Assistant. In addition 1:1 support has been put in place. Resources have included Power of 2, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training and subsequent implementation of groups or 1:1 support where required, specialist Dyslexia training.
Overall the progress made by the children working on the National Curriculum is in line with that expected of all children with 75% of the progress across reading, writing and maths being at or above expectations.
The progress in reading was well above the expectations for all children.
42% of progress made was significantly higher than that expected for all children.
Further details on objectives, barriers to learning for 2016-2017, and how expenditure will be measured can be found in the document below.
PPG Rationale for 2016-2017