Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Background

The Pupil Premium is allocted to children from low-income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), this also includes pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  However we are held accountable for how we have used the funding to support pupils and we are required to publish the information online.

Pupil Premium Spending 2016-2017

During the financial year 2016-2017 Newdigate C of E Infant School recieved a total of £1,920 pupil premium funding.  This along with other funding was used to support children in their academic and personal development.  Through:

  • Targeted intervention teaching
  • ELSA Support (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
  • A daily lunch club
  • Access to extra-curricular enrichment activities.

The impact of this spending is summarised below:

  • End of key stage assessments showed expected attainment and progress across all areas for pupil premium child(ren)
  • Year 1 assessments show children are making appropriate progress and reaching at least the expected standard in most areas.
  • All pupil premium children achieved the required standard in their phonics test in Year 1.
  • Younger children are being supported in the academic and personal and emotional development and are usually reaching individual targets that have been set for them.  They are growing in confidence and have improved communication and their attendance is improving.
  • A SEND child is receiving personalised provision that has been put in place to support their individual needs that is allowing them to develop their social and emotional skills.

Pupil Premium Spending 2015-2016

During the financial year 2015-2016 Newdigate C of E Infant School received a total of £7,200 pupil premium funding.  This along with other funding was used to support children in their academic and personal development through:

  • In class support including targeted intervention teaching in Year 2
  • ELSA support (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
  • A daily lunch club
  • Support with transition

The impact of this spending is summarised below:

  • In class support, in Year 2 had a positive impact on pupil performance.  Pupil attainment and progress was good with high numbers of children achieving at least a Level 2B for core subjects.
  • In phonics, the year 1 child achieved the expected standard.  60% of children in Year 2 achieved the expected standard.  All had made progress.
  • Children were supported well with their transition into Year 3 and all have successfully transferred to their next school.
  • Children were able to have positive lunchtime experiences and access to a calm quiet environment if they needed it.
  • Children’s emotional needs were well met through 1:1, group and in class ELSA support.

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