Pupil Premium

How we used our Pupil Premium Allocation in 2020-21

In 2020-21, we received a Pupil Premium allocation of £25,830.

The school identified the following as barriers to learning for some of the children in receipt of pupil premium:

  • Low levels of parental engagement with the school – especially supporting children with reading and other homework.
  • Poor attendance and punctuality.
  • Lack of access to extra-curricular activities, e.g. trips (including residential trips).
  • Social and emotional issues affecting learning behaviours that support independent learning.
  • A lack of resilience, which affects children’s self-confidence and co-operation when approaching work.

We used the additional funding in the following way:

  • Employing class teachers and teaching assistants to lead specific targeted interventions in response to half-termly assessment and tracking data for small groups /individual children, including Read, Write, Inc, Phonics, marking response and Maths.
  • Funding a Teaching Assistant to engage in targeted work with some of our children and families, including supporting the ‘Understanding your child’s behaviour course’.
  • Providing opportunities for children to reflect on their targets and discuss their next steps on a regular basis with teachers and teaching assistants. Using Building Learning Power skills to support and reflect on their own learning.
  • Provide further support groups for nurturing and the Social Emotional Aspects of learning.
  • Providing targeted literacy sessions using the ELS materials at a before school club on a daily basis in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Providing before school interventions in each year group (based on needs of each year group) at dedicated times throughout the academic year.
  • Providing additional opportunities to read one-to-one and in small groups, including with class teachers.
  • Promoting regular reading and a love of books at home through a ‘reading challenge’ by funding rewards of book on successful completion.
  • Subsidising/contributing towards educational visits.

The impact that this had on achievement of those children is detailed below:

Progress in Learning across school (3% = 1 child) 32 children Reading Writing Maths
Above expected progress 3% 1 13% 4 9% 3
At or above expected progress 91% 29 82% 26 84% 27
Below expected progress 9% 3 18% 6 16% 5

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