Pupil Premium Statement – 2017/2018
The school has received £17,360 Pupil Premium Funding for the year 2017/18.
This funding is calculated according to the number of children on roll at the school who are Looked After, have been adopted from care, are eligible for Free School Meals or who have a parent in the Armed Forces.
The purpose of the funding is to ensure these groups of children are supported to achieve their full potential.
The school has allocated the funding this year in the following ways:-
Learning Mentor Support – to support children and families experiencing emotional and social difficulties. This is particularly important for children in Forces families where a parent is away on a tour of duty. Mentoring will be provided by teaching assistants in each class who will be deployed according to the needs in each class. This support will include effective feedback sessions for some pupils.
Switch on Literacy Intervention – We have trained two teaching assistants to deliver this intensive ten week daily one to one programme for pupils who will benefit from this catch up strategy for reading and writing.
Access Fund – The School has set up an access fund of £500 for parents to apply for help with the cost of enrichment activities or for places at the school’s after school club which provides positive play experiences. This is particularly important for service families during a time of deployment.
Safebase training – All school staff will receive ‘Safebase’ training to give them the skills to support the emotional needs of children who experience forms of attachment disorder.
Impact of the Pupil Premium (for 2016/2017)
‘From their starting points, disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities attained well.’ Ofsted (July 2016)
There is evidence that other provisions for individual pupils has had positive impact.*
Access fund has enabled pupils to have occasional play sessions at Scamps when parent deployed overseas and for disadvantaged pupils to attend visits (including the London Residential Visit).
Parents have reported that weekly counselling sessions provided for pupils for a variety of reasons (armed forces deployment, home circumstances) has had significant impact on their emotional wellbeing.
*To maintain anonymity for individual pupils, data is not disclosed in this statement.