Pupil Premium Strategy 2017/18
Part of the funding given to each school is based on the number of pupils receiving free school meals, now or in the last six years. Nonington Primary School decides how to use this funding based on the needs of pupils and how we can maximise their learning opportunities. The Pupil Premium funding for 2017/18 is £26400 and in 2016/17 it was £25260. In 2016/17 28% of pupils were in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, in the current academic year the figure is 30%.
Special Educational Needs can be a barrier to the achievement of some of our Pupil Premium Pupils.
Of the children receiving pupil premium funding other barriers to achievement include;
- Low attendance for some children
- Learning difficulties related to specifically to reading and spelling
- Team working – children find it challenging to work in small teams
- Low language levels – children have lower than average vocabulary
- Social and communication difficulties – difficulties managing relationships with peers and adults
- Low parental engagement – children not encouraged to read at home and lack of support for such homework and general communication with the school.
This is the current data analysis of attainment for children in receipt of pupil premium funding.
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In 2016/17 we employed the additional funding to offer talking and play therapies wellbeing profiling and TA support etc for all children in receipt Pupil Premium.
In 2017/18, after thinking about pupils’ needs we have decided on a range of initiatives to support children in this vulnerable group.
We have or are introducing the following initiatives to address some of the barriers to learning.
- In order to ensure good attendance we are introducing an initiative called Project 96. Families of children in receipt of PP funding will be supported to encourage better attendance.
- In response to learning difficulties we have introduced a reading booster group for year 6 starting at 8.30am each morning.
- To encourage team working skills children will be offered additional support through such play initiatives as Lego Therapy.
- To encourage a wider vocabulary research indicates that encouraging reading is the best way. We have also introduced more speaking and listening activities to encourage additional vocabulary.
- Social and communication is being encouraged through a reciprocal buddy system. This will encourage social responsibility, respect, care and valuing difference. Those being assisted will have all the benefits of a peer support network in school.
- Help in reading and homework. We run an afterschool homework club to support children who have a lack of support from home, or for those whose attendance is not good in order to catch up with work.
For the academic year 2017/18 the federation has decided to appoint a Pupil Premium Leader. The purpose of this role will be to monitor measure and ensure that children in receipt of funding are given all opportunities to progress, both within classes and with additional support. Their role will be to support teachers and staff to ensure all learning is maximised and identified barriers are addressed. The Governing Body is considering the allocation of Pupil Premium funding in the next financial year. The governors will consider the impacts of the allocation of funding this financial year when making decisions, including the impact of the Pupil Premium Leader’s action plan. The next review of our pupil premium strategy will be in September 2018.