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Main Barriers to Learning for Pupil Premium Children

The barriers to learning are different for the different pupil premium children. Some are listed below:

Attendance

Limited support from home

Low self esteem and lack of confidence in their learning ability

Readiness to learn and learning behaviours

Financial barriers to access a range of additional educational experiences to broaden their horizons

Poor social, emotional and physical skills

Some of our Pupil Premium children are achieving well academically and benefit from extension.

Pupil Premium Funding 2018 - 2019

This academic year we received £12,140 Pupil Premium

Objectives and Actions

Amount

Small group daily phonics sessions to improve spelling and reading

£1,200

Additional Reading time for identified PP children to develop decoding and reading comprehension skills

£550

1:1 time to work on IEP targets

£500

In class literacy and numeracy support to enable children to access the curriculum or to receive support or extension

£1,500

Pre-teaching and reinforcement teaching with TA

£1000

Extending writing and number sessions for higher achiving PP children

£700

 To provide opportunities to learn social skills, communication skills, increase confidence, self esteem  and improve behaviour e.g. through art groups, circle of friends, gardening, forest school and lego social skills groups

£800

Additional handwriting sessions to improve letter formation, joins and to increase speed

£500

RELAX Kids Programme

Brain/Body/Mind and Relax activities

Helps increase concentration, focus and attention

Helps children identify and manage emotions

Builds strategies to manage stress and anxiety

Equips children with behaviour management strategies

Improves listening, social and communication skills

Improves positive thinking, confidence and self-esteem

£300 x 2 = £600

Drawing and talking therapy

£500

Speech and language programme work with identified PP children

£300

Additional support for assessments throughout the year (1:1 TA support)

£300

Additional transition work and visits

£200

 ‘Switch onto reading and Writing’ programme. 1:1, three times a week for 12 weeks plus assessment time at the beginning and end for selected PP children throughout the year

 

£1500

To raise mathematical attainment for the pupil premium pupils through Back on Track maths sessions

£1500

 

To provide physical development support programmes for identified children

£500

Total

£12150

 

Impact of Pupil Premium 2017 - 2018

  • Accelerated progress of the children on the  intensive Switch on to reading and Writing programme.
  • The chidlren receiving intensive support on the Back on Track Programme made accelerated progress. 
  • Additional support for reading and writing skills in small groups enabled the children to have pre-teaching and reinforcement sessions. This resulted in the chidlren making more progres and  improved confidence and self esteem.
  • Improved ability to tell the time and use money.
  • Social skills groups enabled staff to model behaviours and support children with dealing with diferent situations. They also give children an opportunity to discuss any worries or concerns and positive strategies to help them overcome challenges.  
  • Teaching Assistant and MDSA support on the playground helped some children to joiin in playground games. 
  • There is evidence of improvement in pupils use of vocabulary and sentence structure  as a result of the speech and language programmes implemented for identified children.

Reviewing the Impact of Pupil Premium

The impact of pupil premium is regularly reviewed in the following ways:

·         At progress meetings through assessment and tracking results (November, March and June)

·         Through intervention impact reviews (November, March and June) and sometimes termly depending on the intervention

·         Lesson observations carried out by the Headteacher, subject leaders and the SENCO

·         Book Sampling – at staff meetings, on TT days and carried out by the Headteacher and subject leaders

·         Pupil Voice through discussions with pupils and Y6 teacher mentoring scheme.

·         At Full Body Governor meetings (December, February and June)

Main Barriers to Learning for Pupil Premium Children

The barriers to learning are different for the different pupil premium children. Some are listed below:

Attendance

Limited support from home

Low self esteem and lack of confidence in their learning ability

Readiness to learn and learning behaviours

Financial barriers to access a range of additional educational experiences to broaden their horizons

Poor social, emotional and physical skills

Some of our Pupil Premium children are achieving well academically and benefit from extension.

Pupil Premium Funding 2018 - 2019

This academic year we received £12,140 Pupil Premium

Objectives and Actions

Amount

Small group daily phonics sessions to improve spelling and reading

£1,200

Additional Reading time for identified PP children to develop decoding and reading comprehension skills

£550

1:1 time to work on IEP targets

£500

In class literacy and numeracy support to enable children to access the curriculum or to receive support or extension

£1,500

Pre-teaching and reinforcement teaching with TA

£1000

Extending writing and number sessions for higher achiving PP children

£700

 To provide opportunities to learn social skills, communication skills, increase confidence, self esteem  and improve behaviour e.g. through art groups, circle of friends, gardening, forest school and lego social skills groups

£800

Additional handwriting sessions to improve letter formation, joins and to increase speed

£500

RELAX Kids Programme

Brain/Body/Mind and Relax activities

Helps increase concentration, focus and attention

Helps children identify and manage emotions

Builds strategies to manage stress and anxiety

Equips children with behaviour management strategies

Improves listening, social and communication skills

Improves positive thinking, confidence and self-esteem

£300 x 2 = £600

Drawing and talking therapy

£500

Speech and language programme work with identified PP children

£300

Additional support for assessments throughout the year (1:1 TA support)

£300

Additional transition work and visits

£200

 ‘Switch onto reading and Writing’ programme. 1:1, three times a week for 12 weeks plus assessment time at the beginning and end for selected PP children throughout the year

 

£1500

To raise mathematical attainment for the pupil premium pupils through Back on Track maths sessions

£1500

 

To provide physical development support programmes for identified children

£500

Total

£12150

 

Impact of Pupil Premium 2017 - 2018

  • Accelerated progress of the children on the  intensive Switch on to reading and Writing programme.
  • The chidlren receiving intensive support on the Back on Track Programme made accelerated progress. 
  • Additional support for reading and writing skills in small groups enabled the children to have pre-teaching and reinforcement sessions. This resulted in the chidlren making more progres and  improved confidence and self esteem.
  • Improved ability to tell the time and use money.
  • Social skills groups enabled staff to model behaviours and support children with dealing with diferent situations. They also give children an opportunity to discuss any worries or concerns and positive strategies to help them overcome challenges.  
  • Teaching Assistant and MDSA support on the playground helped some children to joiin in playground games. 
  • There is evidence of improvement in pupils use of vocabulary and sentence structure  as a result of the speech and language programmes implemented for identified children.

Reviewing the Impact of Pupil Premium

The impact of pupil premium is regularly reviewed in the following ways:

·         At progress meetings through assessment and tracking results (November, March and June)

·         Through intervention impact reviews (November, March and June) and sometimes termly depending on the intervention

·         Lesson observations carried out by the Headteacher, subject leaders and the SENCO

·         Book Sampling – at staff meetings, on TT days and carried out by the Headteacher and subject leaders

·         Pupil Voice through discussions with pupils and Y6 teacher mentoring scheme.

·         At Full Body Governor meetings (December, February and June)

Impact of Pupil Premium 2016 - 2017

  • accelerated progress of the children on the  intensive Switch on to reading and Writing programme.
  • Upskiling of staff to undertake the Switch on to Reading and Writing Programme.
  • Sharing of knowledge and skills from trianing on Switch on to Reading and Writing so other teaching assistants can udnertake the programme with additional children..
  • Sharing of the teaching styles and approaches from Switch on to Reading and Writing so that some of these effective strategies can be used back in the classroom.
  • The Sandwell assessment resource enabled us to identify gaps in learning so we knew the areas for development. It provides a maths age so we can numerically measure progress at the end of the intensive Back on Track maths programms.
  • The chidlren receiving intensive support on the Back on Track Programme made accelerated progress. 
  • Forest School activities supported in developing self esteem, confidence, practical and social skills. 
  • Involvement in the Greatwood Horse Power Programme helped to devleop life skills and emotional literacy. Identified children had opportunities to develop social and communication skills, increase their self etem through interaction with small animals and rescued ex-race horses. 
  • Circle of Freinds and Friendship Groups provided children with structured opportunities to find out what it means to be a good friend and to try out different approaches with the support of a teaching assistant. 
  • Teaching Assistant and MDSA support on the playground helped some children to joiin in playground games. 
  • Additional suport in handwriting has resulted in an improvement in children's handwriting and presentation skills. 

Reviewing the Impact of Pupil Premium

The impact of pupil premium is regularly reviewed in the following ways:

·         At progress meetings through assessment and tracking results (November, March and June)

·         Through intervention impact reviews (November, March and June) and sometimes termly depending on the intervention

·         Lesson observations carried out by the Headteacher, subject leaders and the SENCO

·         Book Sampling – at staff meetings, on TT days and carried out by the Headteacher and subject leaders

·         Pupil Voice through discussions with pupils and Y6 teacher mentoring scheme.

·         At Full Body Governor meetings (December, February and June)

Pupil Premium Review Schedule

The yearly review of the impact of the Pupil Premium happens in the autumn term. It is also formally reviewed during the year in progress meetings with the headteacher (3 times a year).

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