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How We Use Our Funding

 

How Will The School Use Pupil Premium Funding?
 
We have carefully analysed the best ways in which to support children in these groups, looking at their progress and the impact of previous funding in supporting the children each year.
 
All Pupil Premium children receive more high quality time with their class teacher to ensure they reach their potential.
 
This year we have decided to use the funding for pupil premium children on responsive daily intervention strategies within class and mentoring in maths and literacy. We have built in systems and time to allow all Pupil Premium children to have additional support in class each week from their class teacher. This supports children who need additional help with their work, but also broadens and deepens children’s understanding to continue to stretch their ability. Alongside this regular support, teachers undertake ongoing daily checks that children have understood the concepts and skills taught to them. If children require additional support, they will then receive personalised intervention on top of the regular contact with their class teacher. We have found this support last year to have been very successful through identifying gaps in understanding early and responding quickly – using the members of staff that know the children well and have the skills and knowledge to support them effectively.
 
All Pupil Premium children have additional work to remove other barriers to their learning made possible due to our quality Meet & Greet system.
 
We have used the money to give more quality time for these children with their class teacher in 1-2-1 and small group sessions. In this time, children are supported with areas they have found difficult in previous lessons, or are supported in ‘pre-teach’ sessions, to prepare them for the lessons ahead. This this time has been made possible through using the funding to create our Meet & Greet systems across the school, whereby children and parents are greeted in a friendly and welcoming way each morning, questions and queries are answered, and children are kept safe from the moment they enter site, through-out gates being supervised by members of staff. This has proved successful with children, staff and parents. Teachers are then free to spend a further 20 minutes working with pupil premium children in the mornings. 
 
 All Pupil Premium children benefit from the our quality support at lunchtimes and playtimes, removing barriers to their learning
  
We have also recognised that some of these children find it difficult to learn because of their emotional awareness, social skills, personal circumstances or attendance. We use the funding to pay for additional support at lunchtimes, ensuring the children in this group have access to a range of social development, games and activities, or direct 1-2-1 support where needed to develop these areas. We have found this to be incredibly successful in ensuring those children that found this time of the day a particular challenge, have a much happier time, and as a result of this, have a focused positive afternoon of learning. A member of staff has been appointed to successfully coordinate this time for the children, and leads this work across the social coaching team.
  
All Pupil Premium children have access to sensory development work
 
Children, if needed, take part in sensory support programs. Along with helping transition into the school day, which can also prove difficult for some children, the funding is used to remove emotional barriers, support gross motor development and prepare them for a calm and effective start to the day.
   
 
Pupil Premium Spending Allocation 2017-2018 - £101,818 –
 
Expenditure
Cost
Class Teacher Weekly Support & Intervention
£8,802
At least one session a week of 20 minutes in length made possible through additional assemblies being run by members of the senior leadership team
Class Teacher intervention and support time
£26,869
15 minutes a day, made possible through Play Leaders to support all playtimes across the school
Class Teacher intervention and support time
£27,797
20 minutes a day, made possible by our quality Meet and Greet System each morning between 8.40am and 9.00am.
Social Integration Coaches
£35,747
Support the development of social, personal and emotional skills at lunchtimes
Sensory Circuits
£7,944
Sensory program supporting physical and mental health development each morning before school starts
 
                                                                                    Grand Total:      £107,159