Pickering Community Junior School- Pupil Premium Reporting to Parents
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
- We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time
The range of provision the Governors may consider include:
- Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective AfL and accelerating progress
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
- One to one support additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or external agencies
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy.
Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve Greater Depth at the end of KS2
The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2016/17 is: £63,800
The school has targeted the PPG to;
a) Maintain single age classes and keep class sizes to a minimum whilst providing additional teacher to run interventions.
c) To fund Teaching Assistants to enhance in-class provision
d) Fund additional part time Teacher for targeted support (VPC)
e) Operate holiday school provision for FSM/FSMEVER6 children.
f) Employ an additional teacher to run one to one tuition opportunities for all children requiring additional support
The impact of the use of the PPG will be monitored, evaluated and reviewed on a termly basis by the schools Senior Leadership Team.
For further details on how the PPG is allocated for 2016-2017 please refer to the PPG Action Plan below.
Our chosen mechanisms of support are evidence based. We refer to https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/ for examples of successful strategies to raise attainment and outcomes.