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Pupil Premium 2015-16

Teaching Support
The progress of each pupil in receipt of pupil premium funding is monitored carefully and intervention is planned in order to meet their individual needs, regardless of their achievement levels.

Having failed to recruit a suitably experienced and skilled pupil premium teacher, the school is currently seeking to employ an individual to teach in Year 6 while the class teachers deliver intervention to targeted pupils in spelling and maths.

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 and small group intervention during the school day. During the Autumn term, her focus is pupils in receipt of funding in Years 3, 4 5 and 6. She works closely with class teachers.  

During the year Mrs Sonia Place and Miss Tracey Peacock, completed Elklan Speech and Language training in order to enhance the provision in this area for pupils who have this individual need. They joined Mrs Suzanne Frost who is already trained and supports pupils in this area.

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'.

Wider Opportunities

Pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding are supported to access wider curriculum opportunities which include music tuition, participation in residential visits and participation in special curriculum events. They are also provided with a school uniform pack.

Evaluation of Impact Summer 2016

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

  • Pupils making at least expected progress in maths, reading and writing based on our internal tracking assessment systems.

  • Pupil progress being broadly in line with the progress made by non-pupil premium pupils across the school.

  • At Year 2, attainment data for the 8 pupils who trigger funding shows attainment is less than non-pupil premium pupils.

  • At Year 6, attainment data overall for the 10 pupils who trigger funding shows attainment at least broadly in line with non-pupil premium pupils for GPS and maths tests, but below for writing and reading, and therefore combined reading, writing and maths.

  • 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 and to work in groups with others more successfully.

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

The work in the area of wider opportunities resulted in:

  • All pupils in Year 4 who trigger pupil premium funding attending the residential trip.
  • All pupils in Year 6 who wished to attend the residential trip did so resulting in a greater percentage of pupil premium pupils participating in comparison with non-pupil premium pupils.
  • All pupils in Year 5 who wished to continue with their instrumental tuition (violin and brass) did so resulting in a greater percentage of pupil premium pupils participating in comparison with non-pupil premium pupils.