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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funds 2015-2016

* £1300 received for one pupil

* £1800 received for two pupils - 

* £4900 total


The principle of the funding

The staff and governors use the Pupil Premium Allocation to:

* Ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils

* Ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups

Pupil Premium Funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.

The governors recognise that:

* In making the above provisions not all pupils who receive free school meals which is the basis of the grant formula will be socially disadvantaged

* Not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals

We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils that the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.


The Provision

We aim to ensure that the money is used in ways which allow pupils to develop the skills and strategies to enable them to fulfil their potential. Some examples of this use of funding include after school care places and sport coaching sessions to develop team work, social and communication skills. Specialist training has been purchased to ensure that staff have the necessary skills for supporting individual pupils and meeting their needs as fully as possible. Resources have been purchased that can help individual pupils in developing in important skills such as team work, turn- taking, language development, empathising with others, self-confidence, self- belief and self-esteem. Places have been funded on educational and residential visits. 


Impact of Attainment

The number of pupils who are covered by Pupil Premium Funding is small and these pupils are spread across different year groups. At the end of the Autumn Term 2015 all of the pupils with funding had made better or equivalent progress to the pupils in their cohort.

On average pupils were working at or above national expectations in reading, writing and maths .

Governor with responsibility for monitoring Pupil Premium expenditure is Aileen Hathaway.


Action Details Rationale
Cello lessons Weekly 30 minute lesson, £5 pw 1 pupil Following on research that indicates learing to play a musical instrument can enhance learning.
Violin lessons Weekly 30 minute lesson, £5 pw 2 pupils  
Purchase of software to support literacy development including spelling and phonics £130 Action based upon the advise of external support service.
Payment for attendance at after school clubs Gymnastics, Football, French, Multi-skills, Geospace £3-£5 per session. 3 Pupils Development of social skills and widening opportunity and life experiences
Purchase of additional hours Teaching Assistant time

Working 1:1 or 1:2 with pupils to work on weaknesses in Literacy and Numeracy skills.

2x 1hour pw x £10

3 pupils

To help in ensurng that progress is maintained and accelerated
Staff training on attachment needs and foetal alcohol syndrome Training provided by Educational Psychologist £220 Staff development to raise awareness of  the problems and to improve skills and understanding for supporting pupils
Purchase of books and CD collections for use with portable CD player £25 As above
Payment for swimming lessons £5 pw To support well being

Payment for visit to the Theatre

£8.50 To help in widening opportunity and experiences
Payment for educaitonal visits Various Costs As above


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