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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Introduction

We receive Pupil Premium funding for some of our pupils. The money is used to ensure our children receive the best possible standard of care, education, challenge, support and exciting opportunities.

 

Pupil Premium 2016/17

Spend

During the academic year 2016/17, the £84, 520 which the school received in Pupil Premium finding was spent on the following areas:

·         Staffing

*£66,800 paid for our Inclusion Manager (who works as our Special Needs Co-ordinator ensuring all children with special educational needs have those needs met whilst as school. She also ensures all other with any additional needs such as those who are learning English, most able and pupils facing other barriers are included in school and able to access learning) Family Wellbeing Co-ordinator (who ensures all children are safe, ready to learn and supported both at school and at home) and some teaching assistants who deliver specific interventions as directed by the Inclusion Manager.

* £12,490 paid for additional booster classes for Year 5 and 6 pupils delivered by an outstanding teacher

·         Educational Psychologist

·         Training

*£4,188 Thrive training which will allow school to have 3’ licenced practitioners’ specially qualified to identify gaps in pupils emotional development which is stopping them from being ready and able to learn

·         £141.10 closing the gap Year 1

·         Children’s University

*£50 allowed school to buy passports to ensure all pupils were able to keep a record of their extra curricular activities in order to graduate from the Children’s University which gives pupils aspirations and broadens horizons

·         Music tuition

*£133 towards guitar tuition and instruments

 

Impact

Due to the continuing development of assessment systems following the abolition of levels in 2015/16, the school has further adapted assessment systems through the academic year.

 

Pupils found to be working at age related expectation score 100 as a standardised score on a test. Pupils scoring 114+ are considered as working at greater depth. Pupils scoring 90-99 are considered to be below age related but with the potential to achieve 100 with additional support.

 

 

Pupil Premium 2015/16

How has Pupil Premium made an impact on our pupils?

Staffing and Booster Sessions

The largest spend of the Pupil Premium funding is allocated against staffing expenditure. This enhances the development of our Pupil and Family Support team, which is made up of our Family Well-being Co-ordinator, Mrs Simpson, our Inclusion Manager, Mrs Maher, Teaching Assistant who supports with behaviour management Mrs Hancock and many Teaching Assistants who hold intervention sessions with our pupils. This also includes the support of an additional teacher, Mrs Bowers, who works across Year 5 and Year 6 delivering additional learning sessions to pupils.

Our Family Well-being Co-ordinator works with the pupils and their families to ensure we are supporting all our pupils academically, emotionally and socially. Our Inclusion Manager works with all our Pupil Premium pupils to ensure that the targeted intervention sessions provide a balanced and broad level of support and provision.

As well as working across the whole school both Mrs Simpson and Mrs Maher liaise with outside agencies to ensure that parents/carers have access to the right support at the right time for their child/ren.

Theatre Trips, Residential Trips and After School Provision

EMTAS Ethnic Minority Traveller Attainment Service did a report which revealed some of our children had language barriers as a result of limited life experiences. In response to this and in response to parents asking for more educational visits, we've used Pupil Premium money to subsidise visits to Lledr Hall, theatre trips, other educational visits and we also subsidise our after school sports provision.

Children's University

To enable and encourage our children to broaden their horizons and enrich life experiences. Please see the link for their website, which explains more: http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/

APC More Able Sessions

Recognising that nationally gifted and talented pupils are not always challenged effectively, school has invested in additional tutoring for our most able pupils in Years 5 and 6.

Singapore Maths

Pupil Premium 2014/15

How has Pupil Premium made an impact on our pupils?

Staffing

The largest spend of the Pupil Premium funding is allocated against staffing expenditure. This enhances the development of our Pupil and Family Support team, which is made up of our Inclusion Manager/Behaviour Mentor, Mrs Maher, our Family Well Being Coordinator, Mrs Simpson and many Teaching Assistants who hold intervention sessions with our pupils.

Our Family Well Being Coordinator works with the pupils and their families to ensure we are supporting all our pupils academically, emotionally and socially. Our Inclusion Manager works with all our Pupil Premium pupils to ensure that the targeted intervention sessions provide a balanced and broad level of support and provision

We also have invested in extra booster sessions from an experienced teacher, who can recognise any gaps in learning and knows how to plug them effectively.

Theatre Trips, Residential Trips and After School Provision

EMTAS Ethnic Minority Traveller Attainment Service did a report which revealed some of our children had language barriers as a result of limited life experiences. In response to this and in response to parents asking for more educational visits, we've used Pupil Premium money to subsidise visits to Lledr Hall, theatre trips, other educational visits and we also subsidise our after school sports provision.

Westwood Park Gifted and Talented Sessions

Recognising that nationally gifted and talented pupils are not always challenged effectively, school has invested in additional tutoring for our most able pupils in Years 5 and 6.

Classroom Monitor and Accelerated Reader

We have invested in Classroom Monitor Mark Books to ensure accurate assessment in teaching and address the gaps in pupil's knowledge.
Accelerated Reader (AR) encourages substantial differentiated reading practice to create strong readers across all of our years groups. AR can be used with all pupils, including struggling and reluctant readers, gifted and talented, pupils who have English as an additional language and those with special educational needs.

Educational Psychologist

To help teachers support individual pupils and maximise their learning.

Children's University

To enable and encourage our children to broaden their horizons and enrich life experiences. Please see the link for their website, which explains more: http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/

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