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Pupil Premium

In 2011/12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).

Since 2012/13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last six years.

This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we are accountable as to how the additional funding has been used to support pupils from low income families.

  • We received £80,520 for 2017/18
  • We received £71,284 for 2016/17
  • We received £73,101 for 2015/16
  • We received £59,800 for 2014/15
  • We received £38,527 for 2013/14
  • We received £24,760 for 2012/13

In 2017/18 this money will be contributing towards the following:

Spent on Aim Impact
Senior Learning Mentor To support vulnerable pupils and their families. Works across the federation with parents and carers in order to support their child’s well-being at home and school. She has taken the lead with Early Help Assessments and ‘Our Family Plans’. Our Senior Learning Mentor has also delivered Cygnet, Triple P and Sleep Tight training for parents and provided ongoing support and signposting for our most vulnerable families. This has included; short term respite placements, grants for sensory equipment at home, and other equipment and grants for family holidays.
Occupational Therapist To support children in the classroom. Advise and support staff members with identified pupils, write programmes and evaluate impact. Works one day a week. She has trained staff and parents in supporting pupils with sensory needs, both at school and at home and developed specific programmes for individual pupils such as sensory diets and sensory circuits.
Tailored Intervention Strategies To help children reach their full potential academically and socially. Increased access to the Forest Schools provision. Increased capacity within the Intervention Team. Wider range of strategies implemented. More support for speech and language development.
SALT To support with communication across the school Speech and Language Therapist supports the pupils and staff team on a regular basis. She assesses children, writes programmes for staff to deliver and evaluates progress over time. The Speech and Language Therapist also delivers training to staff members in order to support pupils further with their communication.
Lunchtime Support Enhancing access to lunchtime clubs and structured play opportunities. Calmer lunchtime play sessions – pupils more ready for afternoon learning. Increased play experiences for pupils.
Malachi To break down barriers to learning To provide one to one therapeutic family support Less classroom disruption and children with improved emotional resilience. Social relationships at school improve, leading to fewer conflicts and incidents. Improved family relationships and stability. Parents have an increased understanding of how to provide for their children’s needs.

If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register. Even if you do not wish your child to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.