Pupil Premium

Rationale 

At Highfields we believe that every child has the right to achieve. We recognise that barriers to achievement takes many forms and we look for individual ways to support children to do their best. One way we do this is by offering pupils a wide range of opportunities and ensure that there is access for all. Pupil Premium funding enables us to target support for pupils who have been in receipt of free school meals. The support comes in many forms and is tailored to the needs of the children. It may be used to enable a child to have access to online resources, participate in “experiences” or “school visits”, or it may be to have more tailored curriculum support in class.  The needs are reviewed regularly and Governors receive termly reports on how well these pupils are doing and check  the money is being allocated appropriately.

Pupil Premium is reviewed regularly but a full review will take place in July 2017

Highfields Primary School Outline of proposed Pupil Premium Spending 2016-2017

Pupil Premium approx. £29, 040

What? Why? How Much?
Staffing To support 1:1 and small group intervention. To support pupil premium pupils in class. £18,500
Individual Music Tuition; Educational Visits/Experiences; Wider learning opportunities To ensure that pupils have equal access to experiences that will support their learning within and beyond school. £2000
Residential – Outdoor Adventurous Activity To help build confidence and resilience, determination and self-belief. £2000
Flipped Classroom (Maths) To support the children in their maths by developing greater links between working at home and working in school. Access to a wider range of accessible, online learning resources. Focused learning set by teachers to support individual children’s learning. £4000
Resources/materials/ diagnostic materials To identify any gaps in learning and to support the closing of these gaps. £1500
CPD Training teaching staff and support staff in interventions to support the children’s learning. £1040
What was the IMPACT

 

Outline of Spending for April 2015 – April 2016

Pupil Premium Funding – approx. £ 26,400

Aim of spending:

To ensure that the deployment of staff and resources delivers good or improving outcomes for pupils.

To provide interventions and support to those pupils falling behind to enable them to make good progress and achieve well (end of year expectations) particularly in English

How?

 Additional teaching hours for targeted pupil premium work Approx. £18,000

 Learning resources for writing (including Pobble subscription) Approx. £1000

 Subsidise Residential trip to Standon Bowers Approx. £2000

 Learning resources for reading in order to become a ‘Reading School’ Approx.£5000

 Subscriptions to clubs and websites including music tuition fees Approx. £400