Pupil Premium Review
September 2016-September 2017
Here is a brief summary of how the money was spent last year and the impact it had.
The numbers of children taking up this offer of free tuition and instrument is very small. It has been important in allowing disadvantaged children to have the chance of exploring the opportunities of playing an instrument. Children have enjoyed learning and reached a reasonable standard.
Range of other services and subsidies
These include: free attendance at breakfast club and breakfast, after-school clubs; free school uniform, infant milk or fruit juice, and no cost for school trips. This has allowed integration with peers, improved attendance and offered wider opportunities.
Progress continues to be made in well-being of identified children. This has improved performance in school work and relationships with others.
As with last year, pupil premium money was used to release the SENCO from class to help with the organisation of resources and assessments of pupils. The impact has been considerable allowing the SENCO to broker a range of services including a Speech and Language therapist, extra educational psychologist time and mentors. Almost 42% of the pupil premium children have been identified with moderate learning difficulties, some of these children are now supported by separate Educational Health Care Plans. Release of the SENCO from class has allowed specific assessment of these children’s needs helping to identify specific learning support and services. New software and equipment has also been acquired. The SENCO monitors provision for SEN children and arranged training packages for Teacher Assistants to improve learning. The allocation of dedicated SENCO time has improved achievement of some children and helped others make consistent progress in their learning.
Reading assistants were appointed to regularly hear children read throughout the year. A specific programme and scheme of reading books were purchased to extend the resources variable to children. Dedicated one to one reading done on a regular and frequent basis has greatly improved the majority of children’s reading. Children have become more fluent, more positive about reading and more competent. Regular discussion of the text has improved comprehension skills and widened experience of different genres of books.
Differential costs in staff
This expenditure helped purchase high quality cover for classes ensuring continuing learning in subjects taught. Main areas benefitting has been sports provision and English and mathematics in Year 6. Attainment was good and above the National Average in Year 6 in Reading, writing, mathematics and Grammar, punctuation and Spelling. Overall attainment in reading writing and Mathematics was above the national average.
AV September 2017