Pupil Premium is a government funding initiative which aims to narrow the gap in attainment between less advantaged children and others.  The Pupil Premium supports:

  • pupils who are eligible for free school meals or have been eligible for FSM in the past 6 years (FSM ‘Ever 6’).
  • Looked after children who have been adopted
  • children of parents/carers working for the armed services
  • Traveller children

 2016-17

This year we have four eligible children and have received an amount of £3,120

We plan to spend this in the following areas:

  •  Additional hours to enable skilled Learning Support Assistants to teach small groups in order to accelerate progress.  We are also funding small groups where children work together cooking, gardening or developing fine motor skills, language and sensory skills.
  • Forest School - the provision of Forest School at Churchstanton develops children's confidence and group skills such as communication and problem solving.  Pupil Premium has helped us to provide Forest School throughout the school year, supported by a Forest School Trained Learning Support Assistant.
  • Resources to ensure individual pupils' needs are being met in order that they achieve at least as well as their peers.
  • Additional musical instruction to boost self-confidence
  • Subsidising of trips and visits to enable all children to particpate

 

2015-2016

This year we have 6 eligible children and have received an amount of £8,400.

We plan to spend this in the following areas:

  • Additional hours to enable skilled Learning Support Assistants to teach small groups in order to accelerate progress.  We are also funding small groups where children work together cooking, gardening or developing fine motor skills, language and sensory skills.
  • Forest School - the provision of Forest School at Churchstanton develops children's confidence and group skills such as communication and problem solving.  Pupil Premium has helped us to provide Forest School throughout the school year, supported by a Forest School Trained Learning Support Assistant.
  • Resources to ensure individual pupils' needs are being met in order that they achieve at least as well as their peers.

The Headteacher, teachers and governors regularly evaluate the Pupil Premium spending and the impact of the grant.  Whole-school tracking of pupils' progress and analysis of the data is carried out to identify children who are at risk of underachievement, and specifically focus on the progress of pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium.

In the year 2014-2015 (see below) our KS2 disadvantaged pupils achieved above their peers and national standards in Maths and Writing, equal to their peers and above national standards in Reading, but below their peers and national standards in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.

There were no disadvantaged pupils in KS1 results.

 

2014-2015

This year we have 12 eligible children and have received an amount of £13,900.

We plan to spend this in the following areas:

  • Additional hours to enable skilled Learning Support Assistants to teach small groups in order to accelerate progress.  Groups this year have included a Mathematics extension group as well as supporting children whose progress has not been as rapid as we would expect.  We have also funded a small social group where children have worked together cooking and developing their sensory skills.
  • Forest School - the provision of Forest School at Churchstanton develops children's confidence and group skills such as communication and problem solving.  Pupil Premium has helped to fund equipment to further enhance the quality of provision.
  • Supporting families to access Gifted and Talented course at Kilve Court.
  • Supporting families to attend our Extra Time Club.
  • Investment in digital technologies - this includes purchasing equipment to support individual children's needs.
  • Resources to ensure individual pupils' needs are being met in order that they achieve at least as well as their peers.

The Headteacher, teachers and governors regularly evaluate the Pupil Premium spending and the impact of the grant.  Whole-school tracking of pupils' progress and analysis of the data is carried out to identify children who are at risk of underachievement, and specifically focus on the progress of pupils entitled to the Pupil Premium.