Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools for supporting children who are at a greater risk of under-achievement.
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
We ensure that children belonging to vulnerable groups, including those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, are adequately assessed and provision is made to meet their needs.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free schools meals will be socially disadvantaged.
We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged will be in receipt of free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any groups of pupils that the school deems to be socially disadvantaged.
Our Pupil Premium provision is carefully planned in order to elicit high outcomes for disadvantaged children and to narrow any attainment gaps between contrasting groups.
With this in mind, activities and support are designed after reflection on our own practice and in response to various research projects, an example being the Education Endowment Foundation.
This has determined which types of intervention have been proven to have the most impact on children’s progress and attainment.
(Source: Education Endowment Foundation – Evidence summaries)
Some of the various provisions for Pupil Premium are exampled below;
Metacognition and Self-Regulation: Impact = +7 months eg use of the gradual release model.
Fidelity to a validated phonics scheme (Little Wandle): Impact = +5 months eg Use of scheme to ensure consistency across the school
Collaborative Learning: Impact = +5 months eg Writing Groups and activities
Oral Language Interventions: Impact = +5 months eg Talk boost
Professional Development of current support staff particularly in feedback: High quality feedback at primary age can add (7+ months).