The pupil premium is funding given by the government in addition to the school budget. Schools can decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable children.
In 2019-20 the school received £ 19 460 in Pupil Premium allocations.
This was mainly used to provide Teaching Assistant support to deliver intervention programmes and attendance issues for the designated children.
The impact of this support is that 100% of designated pupils achieved a good level of progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics from KS1 to KS2. One child achieved the expected attainment in Reading, Writing and Mathematics at KS2.
The school experiences that the main barriers to educational achievement by pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium include lower attendance, lateness and issues related to this. In addition to this pupils eligible for Pupil Premium can have identified special needs and lower self-esteem than other pupils.
Therefore the school allocates pupil premium funds to continue to provide Teaching Assistant support to deliver intervention programmes for identified pupils. Teaching Assistant support is also provided to enable pupil premium pupils to attend school regularly and promptly and has developed strategies, such as providing breakfast, to enable pupils to be ready to play a full part in the school day. Furthermore the school has introduced individual support for identified pupils who experience self-esteem issues in order to raise their confidence so that they can achieve the very best of their abilities.
The school will measure the impact and effect of these strategies at the end of each term through end of term evaluations, data analysis and discussions with pupils, parents and staff.