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Pupil Premium 2014-15

Funding: £72,833.

With the increase in pupil premium funding, the school has employed the equivalent of two additional teachers on 0.6 fte contracts to provide additional support. Additional Teaching Assistant posts are also in place. This ensures that  all pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding are receiving considerable additional support, regardless of their achievement levels.

The first teaching post is being used to provide an additional teacher in Year 5 each morning. This enables the year group to be split into three classes rather than two, therefore providing more finely targeted support for all pupils in this year group. 
The second post is being used to provide one to one and small group tuition. For the whole year, one day of this post is being used to target pupil premium pupils in Year 1 and Year 2, supporting them with their learning in reading, writing and maths. For the Autumn and Spring term one day is being used to support pupil premium pupils in Year 6. For the Autumn term, one day is being used to further support pupils in receipt of the funding in Year 5.

Learning Support: One to One and Small Group Tuition

As in previous years, Mrs Jenny Hough, a Learning Support Assistant, continues to deliver one to one tuition during the school day. During the Autumn term, her focus is pupils in receipt of funding in Years 3 and 4. She works closely with class teachers.  

In addition, a team of experienced Teaching Assistants, are working one-to-one with all pupil premium pupils providing additional opportunities and support with their reading.

Emotional Support

Also as in previous years, Mrs Sonia Place, a specialist Teaching Assistant, works with pupils who may have anxiety related issues, behavioural issues or who require some additional nurturing. She links with our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and runs small group and individual activities. She also attends TAC meetings and provides support linked to targets set at these. In the Autumn term, she is focusing on delivering a nurture programme 'Forest Friends' which includes pupils in Key Stage One who are either 'looked after' or in a 'special guardianship'.

Impact on Attainment

The work of the teachers and Support Assistant delivering 1-1 and small group tuition resulted in:

  • Pupils making gains in progress in English and Mathematics to reach our targets set for them and children making up ground in order to keep up with their peers. 

  • Attainment Data for the end of Key Stage 1 2015 showed that pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding achieved an average point scores equal or above the national for other pupils in reading, writing and maths. The proportion of pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding that achieved at least Level 2B was equal to or above the national figure for other pupils in reading and mathematics.

  • Attainment Data for the end of Key Stage 2 2015 showed that the proportion of pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding that attained at least Level 5 was equal to or above the national figure for other pupils in reading and mathematics.

  • Progress data for the end of Key Stage 2 2015 showed that 100% of pupil premium pupils made at least 2 levels progress from the end of Key Stage 1 in reading, writing and maths. From at least 5 out of every 6  starting points, the proportion of pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding making and exceeding expected progress in reading, in writing and in mathematics was similar to that of other pupils nationally.

  • Pupils gained in confidence to address areas of Maths and English that they may find challenging - anecdotal evidence from teachers and support staff.

The work in the area of Emotional Support resulted in: 

  • Reduced anxiety and other behavioural issues to enable children to access learning, work in groups with others more successfully, organise their learning and complete homework

  • Parents sharing strategies for management of anxiety and behavioural issues so that children are receiving support at home and in school