Bushfield Road Infant School

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Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium Grant is Government funding allocated to all schools and academies to narrow the attainment gap between pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and those not eligible.

The criteria for Pupil Premium is children who have been in receipt of Free School at any time in the last 6 years, pupils who have left care under a special guardianship order or under a child arrangement/Residency order.

Schools are responsible for providing additional support for these pupils to enable them to achieve their full potential, and every school must decide on how this grant will be used to ensure this.

At Bushfield Road Infant School, Pupil Premium grant is used in a wide variety of ways to provide additional support, interventions and experiences which will ensure they make at least good or better progress in reading, writing and maths from their starting points.

Pupil Premium Funding 2018/19

For this academic year there are 23.5% of main school pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. This results in the school receiving Pupil Premium Grant to the total of £46,840.

All pupils are tracked carefully to ensure that good or better progress is being made and that appropriate support and activities are in place to meet targets and individual needs.

Through a wide range of distinctive teaching approaches, effective interventions, additional support for Pupil Premium including extra reading sessions, Special time, Learning mentor support, alongside excellent first quality teaching, projects and clubs, the school has continued to work hard to narrow and close the gap between the attainment of pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children.

Summary of spending for the year includes:

  • Learning Mentor, Mrs. Hill to support children and families to remove barriers to learning and to promote motivation and engagement with the curriculum and school activities. Mrs. Hill will be supporting children with low self-esteem through a ‘Happy to be me’ programme. Mrs. Hill also provides support for families through the Early Help process.
  • Specialist Teaching Assistant to support and promote identified Communication & Interaction and Speech & Language needs.
  • Subsidy of educational visits and workshops.
  • Uniform allowance.
    Additional interventions and support to promote reading and further improve skills.
  • Projects and opportunities linked to enterprise and community links.
  • Self-esteem groups such as ‘Happy to be me’ led by Learning Mentor to improve self-confidence and to promote positive thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Gardening club and free access to after school clubs to promote a wide range of skills and to develop self-confidence and communication.
  • Teaching assistants within all classrooms to support emotional well-being alongside delivering 1:1 learning interventions.

How we measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant

The overall impact of the Pupil Premium Grant is reported at the end of the academic year, when all end of Key stage and end of year assessments have been completed and analysis undertaken. The senior leadership team and class teacher monitor and analyse the progress of pupils in receipt of the PPG using our tracking system. Further meetings are held for PPG children who are also receiving SEND support and extra intervention (Special Education Needs). The following action plan ensures pupil Premium and other groups of pupils succeed in making good or better progress. Pupil Premium funding is dedicated to ensure PP children receive specific support and focused intervention tailored to their particular needs.

Intended Spending 2018/2019

The following action plan ensures pupil Premium and other groups of pupils succeed in making good or better progress. Pupil Premium funding is dedicated to ensure PP children receive specific support and focused intervention tailored to their particular needs.

ACTION PLAN TO NARROW/CLOSE THE GAP:

Barriers

Actions

Intended outcome

Cost

Low aspirations
Academic achievement

1:1 speech and language interventions delivered by specialist full time TA To ensure that 100% of children make sufficient or better progress in reading and writing from their starting points. £10,000

Low aspirations
Academic achievement

1:1 SEND interventions delivered by 0.6 SEND teacher To ensure that 100% of children make sufficient or better progress in reading and writing from their starting points. £10,000

Low aspirations
Academic achievement

Additional support from teaching assistants (TA’s) in the classroom to deliver specific 1:1 interventions such as Precision Teach and Rainbow books To ensure that 100% of children make sufficient or better progress in reading and writing from their starting points. £15,000

Low self-esteem and confidence

Happy to be me weekly intervention delivered by Learning Mentor To ensure children feel happy and confident at school. £2,000

Lack of resilience and emotional support

Get going emotional wellbeing programme To ensure children develop confidence and emotional resilience at school. £2,000

Lack of resilience and emotional support

1:1 Special Time intervention delivered by TA or SEND teacher weekly To ensure children develop confidence and emotional resilience at school. £1,000

Environmental difficulties

Engage families in children’s learning and provide appropriate support for families through Early Help. ‘Hard to reach’ parents engaged in children’s learning and provide appropriate support. £5,000

Financial challenges

School Uniform Allowance All children feel included in school Provided by Government.

Financial challenges

Free access to after school clubs All children feel included in school £1,800

TOTAL : £46,800

Reviewed: November 2018
Date of next review: September 2019