Statement of School Strategy
Nationally, the statistics show that pupils who are in receipt of FSM do less well than their peers in attainment. The aim of this extra funding is to close that attainment gap. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium and the impact it is having.
Focus/Aims for our pupil premium cohort has been:
- To improve self esteem
- To improve ability to work with others
- To develop communication skills – expressing feelings, opinions
- To impact on approach to school work
- To achieve in line with peers – SEND children
- To access all aspects of school life
Rationale for the above aims – in order for children to be able to take risks within their learning and meet learning challenges head on we need to develop self-esteem, confidence and communication skills. Therefore the focus has been on the ‘soft’ side of pupil development as well as providing those children who need additional learning support the opportunities to achieve at least in line with their peers.
- Full engagement in class
- Good relationship with peers – ability to develop and sustain friendships
- Aspiration to succeed
- Progress in line or exceeding peers for non-SEND children. Good progress on an individual level for SEND children.
The headteacher is responsible for Pupil Premium within school, this includes overseeing all actions. The finance committee also monitor financial implications and the achievement and standards committee monitor input and impact through committees and full governor headteacher reports. The SENCO is also responsible for monitoring and planning for some of these children as there is an overlap in provision.
Finances - £1,320 per pupil, 2017/18 the school will receive funding for 7 children totalling £9240. We are also allocated funded to support pupils who have been in care or are in care. Taking our total to £14,940.
The monies are allocated to ensure full inclusion on trips, residentials and clubs. Budget is allocated for teaching and support staff to assist and facilitate learning and also to invest in addional enrichment activities to support self esteem and confidence.