Pupil premium 2016/2017
Allocation and impact: 2015/2016
In 2015/2016 the school was allocated pupil premium for pupils from military families, those in current or past receipt of free school meals and those for whom Looked After status applied.
We used our pupil premium to
- Support healthy growth/food education via fruit/milk/teaching leading to supporting concentration/learning readiness.
- Purchase further SEN resources supporting educational catch up.
- Supplement trips and activities e.g. ensuring pupils are able to attend residential trips. Class trips; supporting engagement and enrichment including establishing a parent forum.
- implementation of new summative assessment tests which have been used at regular, short intervals befitting children who move frequently. in terms of offering receiving school solid/evidenced assessments and next steps.
- ELSA train our Teaching Assistants to support settling in, emotional well-being, educational ‘catch up’, development of friendship and communication with families leading to enhanced chances of good progress (at least 3AIR points) being made.
- ‘maintain train’ T.A.s in ELSA techniques in order that children can receive emotional support as required.
As a result of these measures pupils gained experiences, were readily assessed and their needs catered for leading to all pupil premium pupils, who were in the school for more than half of the year, making at least expected progress.
Children who require Emotional support receive regular, focused slots and early indicators are positive.
In April 2016, the School was again allocated pupil premium for pupils from military families, those in current or past receipt of free school meals and those for whom Looked After status applied.
In the school year (2016/2017) we plan to spend our allocated Pupils Premium as follows:
- Continuing to sustain ELSA training and the associated in-school support for pupils.
- Ensuring children access enriching experiences beyond school.
- Maintain one full time Teaching Assistant per class as a minimum.
- Ensure access to on site after school clubs for which funding is required.
- Purchase further SEN and Assessment resources as required including additional Dyslexia and Dyscalculia assessment tools.