Hope Primary School - Important Information

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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income or disadvantaged families. The funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years‚ children who have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

The government sees these children as a priority.  In many schools‚ their level of progress and attainment is lower than other children of the same age‚ and additional funding for their education helps to narrow the gap.  Head teachers and school governors decide how Pupil Premium money is spent. The achievement and attainment of these pupils is regularly assessed in comparison with their year group‚ and the school is held accountable for the attainment of Pupil Premium children by the Ofsted Inspectors.

At Hope Primary‚ our aim is to ensure that our teaching and learning meets the needs of all our pupils‚ helping our children achieve their individual potential.  The Pupil Premium funding helps us to ensure that we provide extra provision for our pupils who fall into this group‚ to assess and address their individual needs.

Each year‚ we spend our additional Pupil Premium on a variety of specially tailored teaching provision such as:

·         Quality First Teaching to ensure that the pupils have the opportunity to work in small classes

·         Individual support‚ for example‚ one-to-one teaching assistant support

·         Small group teaching – supporting small groups through extra resource

·         Extra social skills and nurture sessions with Teaching Assistant

·         Additional school activities - equal access for all pupils to: off-site activities‚ after school clubs‚ peripatetic music lessons

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding at Hope Primary

The progress of the pupils is carefully tracked and reported anonymously to the Governing Body.

Total amount allocated to the school for academic year 2016-2017£10 560

How was the money spent?

  •         Additional Teaching Assistant support
  •         Funding of activities
This additional provision included:
- One to one work during school times
- In class targeted support‚ either directly by the teaching assistant or by the class teacher whilst the teaching assistant leads another aspect of the lesson
- Free access to clubs and payment for music lessons
The impact of Pupil Premium money for 2016-2017 was:
In reading‚ 75% made at least expected progress‚ 88% ended the year working at least in-line with age related expectations.
In writing‚ 63% made at least expected progress‚ 50% ended the year working at least in-line with age related expectations.
In maths‚ 100% made at least expected progress‚ 100% ended the year working at least in-line with age related expectations.
 
Pupil Premium Strategy Review Statement

Total amount allocated to the school for academic year 2017-2018: £5‚280

This Pupil Premium Funding will be used to continue to build upon successes and to target progress in writing.

How will the money be spent?

  •          Additional Teaching Assistant support both on a one-to-one basis and in small groups
  •          Funding of activities
  •          SENCO/Teaching Assistant support to target those at risk of not making expected progress and target individual needs

 This additional provision includes:

- One to one work during school times
- In class targeted support‚ either directly by the teaching assistant or by the class teacher whilst the teaching assistant leads another aspect of the lesson
-Free access to clubs and payment for music lessons
-Additional time with the Teaching Assistant for individual and/or small group social skills and nurture work
-Targeted interventions by the SENCO/Teaching Assistant