Pupil premium funding is allocated to schools according to the number of pupils that are disadvantaged – those pupils eligible for free school meals or are in care. In national assessment data ‘Disadvantaged Pupils’ achieve considerably less than the ‘Other Pupils’ group [non-disadvantaged pupils].
The aim of the funding is to ‘close the gap’ in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils [non-disadvantaged].
Our pupil premium funding for 2017-18 was £130, 775
£10000 on 1-to-1 and small group tuition provided outside the school day.
£120,775 for additional non-classed based teachers to provide direct teaching support for individual pupils, small groups and classes across KS1 and KS2. There is also a focus on continued professional development for teaching and learning by three of the teachers involved in this work.
At both EYFS and Year 1 our disadvantaged pupils performed in line with other disadvantaged pupils nationally and non-disadvantaged pupils in our school including 100% of disadvantaged pupils passing the year 1 phonics test.
At the end of Key Stage 1, whilst our pupils' attainment was above national averages, it was below what non-disadvantaged pupils in our school achieved, particularly for writing.
Again, at the end of Key Stage 2, whilst above national averages, our disadvantaged pupils made less progress when compared to other groups in the school.
Our estimated pupil premium allocation for 2018-19 is £134, 611
To narrow the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils, this is being addressed this year through regular monitoring by the Deputy Headteacher of disadvantaged pupil progress, a review of how additional out of school support is provided and deployment of additional non-classed based teachers to support across key stage 1 and 2.