Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget based on the number of children currently eligible free school meals or who have received free school meals within the past 6 years; these are termed Ever 6 pupils. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Currently the allocation is £1320 per child.

In 2017/18 the school should receive £104,460 in Pupil Premium allocations.

West Street has a named Pupil Premium Lead, Mrs Gupta, who also oversees interventions, SEND and inclusion. Each year we complete a Pupil Premium audit and review of progress and impact. Mrs Gupta then produces a provision map detailing support for individual children. This will next be completed in September 2018.

The strategies we put in place are designed to support the key barriers faced by pupils at our school.

These are:

  • Social & emotional needs ranging from poor self-confidence to managing their own emotions
  • Specific special educational needs and disabilities
  • Communication and speech and language
  • English as an additional language
  • Dealing with separation either through such events as loss of a relative, separation of parents living away from their family
  • Helping parents to support their child’s education
  • Promoting good attendance
  • Enabling children and families to access a breadth of opportunities and experiences to raise aspirations
The strategies used have been identified as appropriate for our needs through evidenced research, seeing them in practice elsewhere and consultation with stakeholders and professional agencies. The strategies being used this year include:

  • 1:1 sessions
  • Small group sessions
  • Booster groups
  • Provision of quality teacher time to close gaps in learning and stretch the more able
  • Nurture provision for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
  • Counselling
  • Supporting our attendance scheme
  • Learning mentor support to work with parents informally
  • Supporting pupils in accessing additional activities and educational visits.

The provision we put in place benefits all children who have support needs.

  • Over time, data indicates that the progress made by most of the Pupil Premium pupils is good with some outstanding.
  • The support provided enables the most vulnerable Pupil Premium pupils to engage in their education, to attend well and to access mainstream education.
  • Quality teacher input is having a beneficial impact upon current Year 6 Pupil Premium children in closing learning gaps and stretching the more able.

The overall impact will be measured on attainment and progress data, attendance and punctuality data, behaviour and well being data and feedback from staff, pupils, parents and other stakeholders.

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