We are required to inform stakeholders how we have used our Pupil Premium funding. The funding has been mainly directed to accelerating progress for those children with specific need / barriers to learning; providing materials / resources to enhance provision for the children; to provide specialist care or to reduce costs for trips, clubs and residential; to offer enrichment for our more able children. The Pupil Premium has been utilised, in recent years, as follows:
- Funding extra TA hours to support smaller and targeted Maths groups, or so the teacher can work with Pupil Premium children.
- Providing regular forest School and Character Education sessions.
- Providing 1:1 support for children with greatest need.
- Providing support for children at break and lunch-times.
- Purchase specialist input from education professionals.
- Provide SATs booster sessions.
- Release key staff for meetings involving Pupil Premium children.
- Funding of staff CPD to support Pupil Premium children.
- Funding involvement with Achievement for All for two years.
- Purchase of Reading schemes to support Reading progress.
- Purchase of software to support the above.
- Purchase of a range of resources to deliver multi-sensory to phonics / spelling lessons.
- Purchase of IT Licences for Power of 2 Maths Mathletics interventions.
- Purchase of specialist Dyslexia friendly resources.
- Purchase resources to enrich learning of More Able Pupil Premium children.
- Pupil Premium funding was also used to pay for residential costs for children on FSM.
These interventions can be seen in detail in our Strategy Statement, based on outcomes for pupils in the 2017-18 cohort: