How we receive, how we spend it and what impact it has
Since the introduction of new regulations in September 2012, all schools have to give information about pupil premium and how it is used.
Pupil premium is additional funding given to schools for 'disadvantaged' children.
- In the period 2014 - 2015 we received £3,900.00
- In the period 2015- 2016 we have received £14,800.00
We have chosen to use the majority of the money to ensure that children are well supported by teaching assistants. We believe this is an effective way of supporting the children who need the help, especially in a class with four year-groups together. Support is given to children as part of their normal classroom experience for the majority of the time and this helps them to be included in the main objectives of the lesson.
In addition to this however, we are also able to give one-to-one and small group support to those who need it.
In terms of buying equipment and educational software, a small amount of the pupil premium has gone towards purchasing Accelerated Reader, Mathletics and Independent Dyslexia Learning, all tools designed to help pupils make increased progess in the core subjects.
A small part of the funding is also available to help children attend extra events such as residentials, if they would otherwise be unable to do so. We continue to believe that this is a very important aspect of their whole-school experience and is vital for them to thrive personally and socially.
Over the past 3 years, the majority of children in receipt of pupil premium have made at least as much progress as those children who are not in receipt of it.