The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to raise achievement and improve outcomes for disadvantaged children. Disadvantaged children are from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals or have been at any time in the last six years, looked after children (Children in Care) and children from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
“Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Pupil Premium Allocation 2012-13
In this school year 25% of pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium and the allocation was £45,000.
Following analysis of pupil progress all pupils eligible for Pupil Premium will receive intervention funded by the allocation to meet their Individual Pupil Need including:
Introduction of Numicon to raise attainment in Maths including purchase of equipment and training for staff
See SIP Target 1: To raise the attainment for all pupils so that 30% reach National Progression Guidance upper quartile (UQ) in English and Maths.
Increased learning opportunities for pupils in maths throughout the primary department.
Individual approach to ICT including funding of our iPad project.
See SIP Target 1: To raise the attainment for all pupils so that 30% reach National Progressions Guidance upper quartile (UQ) in English and Maths.
We have bought 45 iPads across the school and specialist ICT support to ensure personalised learning in ICT and across the curriculum.
New appointment of a Physio/OT assistant to work with health funded Physios and OT’s.
Additional support for pupils who have physiotherapy or occupational therapy needs identified so programmes can be carried out daily and any equipment concerns are addressed promptly.
Some subsidy of residentials and out of school learning opportunities to ensure all pupils benefit from the provision.
Funding allocated to enable disadvantaged children to access trips and residential school journeys.