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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

The Pupil Premium is an amount of money the government allocates to each school, to support all pupils to reach their potential. It is particularly aimed at pupils coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, who may also be in receipt of free school meals, children from service families or children in local authority care.

The Meadow’s pupil premium funding for 2015-16 was £22,440.
We used the Pupil Premium for a range of interventions and support services, including:
 
  • Helping to increase the number of TA hours to improve adult/child ratios and providing extra provision which enables children to secure Literacy and Numeracy skills through small group interventions and in class support
  • Supporting the enrichment of the curriculum by giving children a variety of opportunities (Entry points, Visitors, Class trips, Enrichment/Cambridge United, Music Lessons) that they might not experience otherwise. This broadens the children’s understanding of the world around them; it helps to contextualise their learning and improves their subject specific vocabulary thus levelling the playing field with their peers.
  • Helping to support children in receipt of the pupil premium by providing intervention programmes designed to enable accelerated progress, such as; First Class@Number, Success @Arithmetic, Inference and Deduction, pre teaching groups for numeracy and literacy, booster teachers and running Easter School.
  • Improving the provision and experiences for Early Years children through the employment of an Early Years Practitioner.
  • Running extra phonics and reading groups.

How will this year’s money be spent this academic year?
  • Directing extra TA hours/support to the identified children to secure confidence and ability in making accelerated progress in Literacy and Maths at least once a week.
  • Helping to increase the number of TA hours to improve adult/child ratios and providing extra provision which enables children to secure Literacy and Numeracy skills through small group interventions and in class support.
  • 1:1 tuition for disadvantaged pupils.
  • Helping to fund a TA to boost provision across the whole school.
  • Providing funding towards extra-curricular activities, music lessons, trips and residential trips to ensure all children have access to the same experiences in life.
  • Providing further training for Early Years Practitioner to ensure early interventions are in place.
  • Small group catch up and pre-learning support throughout the school
  • Easter School for Year 6 pupils
 
Statement about the effect of the expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils who were eligible for pupil premium
All children’s attainment and progress has been highlighted and are being tracked by the Head Teacher on a half termly cycle at Pupil Progress Meetings. Interventions are reviewed at these meetings and put into place accordingly.
 
 
 A PDF printable Version of these details is available below
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