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In the 2014 Key stage 2 SATS, in Reading 91% of the pupil premium children made the expected 2 levels progress. This was higher than the national figure of 88% for the same group and the same as the national figure for non-pupil premium children. 41 % of the disadvantaged children made more than expected progress compared to 34% of the same group nationally, and 35% for non-pupil children nationally.  In Math’s 86% of the pupil premium children made the expected 2 levels progress and 10% made more than expected progress.  In Writing 82% of the pupil premium children made the expected 2 levels progress and 32% made more than expected progress. 


The estimated allocation for 2014-2015 is £260,000


In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, our school will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:


  • £1,300 for primary-aged pupils

  • £935 for secondary-aged pupils


Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who:


  • has been looked after for 1 day or more

  • has been adopted from care

  • has left care under:

    • a special guardianship order

    • a residence order

    • a child arrangement order



Our plans for how we will use this funding include:


·         Additional staffing in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to improve pupil confidence and to ensure that literacy and numeracy skills are improved and progress targets achieved.


·         To provide in house emotional/welfare targeted support by employing a Strategic Lead for Safeguarding, Family Support Worker, Learning Mentor, Educational Welfare Officer and a Speech Therapist.


·         Provide additional staffing in both Key Stages 1 and 2 to target children with reading and phonics support.


·         Software to improve reading scores through the accelerated reading programme.


·         Staff have been trained to deliver the Primary Assertive Mentoring (PAM) approach, which rigorously integrates target setting, tracking, mentoring & checking systems to give outstanding results.


·         Wider opportunities through sports coaching, specialist teaching and subsidies for visits/visitors.


·         To allow the Parent Support Advisor to work with groups of children.


We use this money to subsidise educational visits, including residential trips, for example by funding transport or board and lodgings. For some children this has a huge impact on their self-esteem and confidence. All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.


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