Pupil Premium Statement
The Pupil Premium is an amount of money the government allocates to each school, to support all pupils to reach their potential. It is in particular, aimed at supporting pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, who may also be in receipt of free school meals. underperforming pupils are identified through Baseline Assessments, Pupil Progress and Inclusion Meetings. They are also part of our ongoing assessments, evaluation process and regular data analysis.
In 2020 – 2021 we will be focusing the money on ensuring that our disadvantaged children continue to get the best possible opportunities and that gaps are narrowing, especially due to school closures and learning disruptions caused by Covid-19. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our vision. The Pupil Premium is aimed at accelerating progress, enabling pupils to achieve their potential and enrich their learning experiences. See below for our Pupil Premium Strategy 2020 – 2021.
As a school we are committed to ‘diminishing the differences’ between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium forms a vital part of that process, through the following principles:
- Academic performance – interventions for maths and English, booster classes, homework clubs, working in small groups. Phonics 1-1 support. Purchase of high quality class reading books and for the school library, parent library in EYFS. Use of EAL teaching Assistant working with pupils new to English. Using the Catch-Up Premium we will be employing tutors and an academic mentor to be working with identified pupils and year groups that are underperforming.
- Wellbeing – school counsellor working in school with identified pupils, to help overcome emotional barriers to learning, Speech and Language Therapist working in school to support pupils and staff in improving communication and language skills. Attendance, MAGIC and Star of the week celebrations and activities. Learning mentors working with groups of pupils to support with social skills and overcoming barriers to learning. Providing free breakfast.
- Enrichment activities – subsidised residential visits for pupils in Y5 and Y6, annual work week, attend workshops on and off-site, visiting museums, places of worship and places of interest,
- Improve physical performance – 2 week intensive Aquatic Centre swimming in Y6, use of PE grant for a range of after school clubs run by the school and outside providers, attendance in interborough competitions, residential activities and CPD opportunities for staff.
- Remote Learning: Use of laptops/ chromebooks for pupils that do not have access to them at home. Pupils will be given home learning packs and be able to access Google Classroom and virtual lessons – some of which, will be live lessons
It is the responsibility of the Deputy Headteacher to produce termly reports for the Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team and Governing Board covering:
- The effects of the expenditure on eligible and other groups made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils
- An outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting