Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17
We have 13 children on role for 2016 who are in receipt of pupil premium. This is at a rate of £1320 per child making a total of £17160
What are the main barriers faced by pupils?
85% of pupils come from homes with low income, where parents are in receipt of universal credit or Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
70% of pupils are from single income families. Opportunities for children to travel beyond the locality and life experiences are often limited for this group of pupils. The level of parental educational experiences is, in the main, not extended beyond key stage 4.
How has the allocation been spent?
Why did we choose that approach?
We looked at research based approaches to implementing and evaluating our initiatives.
The bespoke one to one approach has given the children a personal mentor. In research published by NFER and TDA in 2008 ('Mentoring and coaching: a study of the research evidence', National Foundation for Educational Research & TDA, 2008), mentoring and coaching was proven to have an impact on both individuals and organisations, including the following outcomes.
The Sutton Trust assessed meta-cognition (+8 months) one to one interventions (+5 months) homework (+5 months) in their 2012 ‘Teaching and Learning Toolkit’. Therefore the impact of these provisions has had a proven positive effect on the progress and attainment of children in schools,
How will the impact be measured?
Children are assessed against the age expectations across reading, writing, EGPS maths and science subjects. We use a tracking system through which we assess the children’s learning and progress in all of the key objectives and end of key stage expected standard. We moderate our judgements across the school and in collaboration with a local network of schools. When moderated externally all of our judgements are secure.
When will this be reviewed?
We hold pupil progress meetings 3 times a year where progress and attainment of pupils is discussed with the Headteacher and all staff involved in the child. Interventions are monitored for effectiveness on a termly basis (6 times a year) at the end of each term where provision is discussed and altered. The pupil premium Governor is part of the monitoring process, being part of the strategic planning meeting and monitoring the effectiveness of provision in pupil progress meetings.
How effective is our approach?
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