The budget allocation of pupil premium in 2015-2016 was £12,456.
The budget allocation of pupil premium in 2016-2017 was £12,460.
During the spring & summer terms, pupil premium money was spent employing an extra teaching assistant who worked extensively in Year 5 and for some hours in Year 6. Under teacher supervision, the teaching assistant was responsible for working on programs, for example Toe By Toe and Lead Learners, to support individuals and groups of children. This freed up teacher time so that pupil premium children received more quality first teaching. This was a very successful temporary appointment. Individuals made good progress, both academically and socially.
In the autumn term, the purchase of further iPads enhanced IT provision. iPads went into classes where there was a higher ratio of pupil premium children.
IDL was purchased. This is a measurable program which supports children with dyslexic tendencies.
Finances from the pupil premium budget were used to subsidise trips for one child whose family were not in a position to be able to afford the excursions. This gave the pupil opportunity and experiences which enabled them to ‘reach high.’