Pupil Premium and SEN

Pupil Premium

Background:

In 2011-12 the government launched its Pupil premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the number of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free Schools Meals (FSM). From 2012-13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years.

This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

Pupil Premium Funding

2011-12 none

2012-13 £1,800

2013-14 £3,800

2014-15 £11,600

2015-16 £11,600

This money has been used to help provide for the following initiatives:-

Spent On

Aim

Teaching Assistant time

To support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school

Training

To provide whole school, or individual, professional development to improve awareness of pupils’ conditions/difficulties and what provision school can provide to support them.

One to one tuition

To help children reach their full potential in literacy and numeracy

Funding places on school trips

To enhance the curriculum, ensure the children are able to participate and to give the children the opportunity to experience new and exciting activities

 

Our Pupil Premium Report for 2015/16 is included here.

During 2016-17, we expect to receive £11, 600. This will mean that we will be able to continue to offer the initiatives above or similar provision.

Impact:

  • Feedback from parents has been positive. All Parents are invited to attend review meetings and have attended consistently throughout the year, feeding back positive comments to the teachers.
  • Attendance at school has been very good and the children have been enthusiastic about the extra learning opportunities provided.
  • Good progress has been made in ‘narrowing the gap’ which is monitored through Pupil Progress meetings every term and evidenced to parents in reports.

If your child does not currently have Free School Meals, but you feel they may be eligible, please contact the school office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, the school could still claim Pupil Premium Funding which could be used to help your child.

Special Education Needs

Our annual report to the governing body about provision for Special Education Needs; our SEND Information Report and the progress of actions in our Accessibility Plan for 2016 can be seen by clicking on the relevant document.

From September 2014, all schools had to publish their Local Offer, describing the provision available in, and to, the school. Our Local Offer can be accessed here.