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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

 

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

“Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been:

  • registered as eligible      for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
  • been in care for 6 months      or longer

In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools will receive:

  • £1,320 for each eligible primary-aged pupil”

 

Impact documents can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

Academic Year 2014-15

 

In the academic year 2014-15 the pupil premium money received by Ridgeway will be £149,000. We will used this money to:

        • Employ a full time pastoral worker. We feel that it is imperative children have the support in school to ensure their happiness and ensure that they are full able to concentrate on their learning. The pastoral worker will also work on improving attendance which will have a positive impact on attainment.
        • Employ two full time intervention teachers. These teachers will work with pupils across KS1 and KS2 in small groups as well as in one to one sessions. These sessions will cover interventions, SEN children and more able and talented ‘challenge’ lessons.
        • Continue to employ two HLTA’s. One HLTA will oversee and organise the support for SEN children in EYFS. This is vital to Ridgeway so children get the support and early intervention they need as soon as possible. The other HLTA will plan and teach interventions lessons to groups and individuals who are in need of extra support. This HLTA will work across the whole school and also run booster sessions for Y6 children.
        • We have employed 7 full time apprentice teaching assistants at Level 2 and Level 3. These assistants will undertake reading sessions for children, provide intervention for reading and maths as well as support in class. Our apprentices also complete all administration tasks allowing our teaching staff to focus more effectively on teaching and learning and raising attainment.
        • We have also put an extra £10,000 into educational visits to ensure that all visits can take place, are relevant and enhance our provision through the curriculum. We will also provide opportunity for a residential visit where possible
 

 

Academic Year 2015-16

 

In the academic year 2015-16 the pupil premium money received by Ridgeway will be around £153,000. We will used this money to:

  • Continue to employ a full time pastoral worker. We feel that it is imperative children have the support in school to ensure their happiness and ensure that they are full able to concentrate on their learning. The pastoral worker will also work on improving attendance which will have a positive impact on attainment.
  • Employ the equivalent of two full time intervention teachers. One teacher will work with pupils across KS1 and EYFS in small groups as well as in one to one sessions. These sessions will cover interventions, SEN children and more able and talented ‘challenge’ lessons. The other teacher will work full time in Y6 to allow us to target teaching and support more effectively
  • Continue to employ two HLTA’s. One HLTA will oversee and organise the support for SEN children in EYFS. This is vital to Ridgeway so children get the support and early intervention they need as soon as possible. The other HLTA will plan and teach interventions lessons to groups and individuals who are in need of extra support. This HLTA will work across the whole school and also run booster sessions for Y6 children.
  • We have employed 6 full time apprentice teaching assistants at Level 2 and Level 3. These assistants will undertake reading sessions for children, provide intervention for reading and maths as well as support in class. Our apprentices also complete all administration tasks allowing our teaching staff to focus more effectively on teaching and learning and raising attainment and narrowing the gaps for disadvantaged children.
  • We have also put an extra £10,000 into educational visits to ensure that all visits can take place, are relevant and enhance our provision through the curriculum. We will also provide opportunity for a residential visit where possible.
  • A part time professional counsellor will be bought in to work with some of our disadvantaged children. Sometimes barriers are non-educational therefore time with someone to talk to, who isn’t a member of school staff, can be vital in order to allow children to concentrate on their learning.

 

 

Academic Year 2016-17

 

In the academic year 2016-17 the pupil premium money we have budgeted at Ridgeway will is around £163,000. We will use this money to:

  • Continue to employ a full time Inclusion Manager. We feel that it is imperative children have the support in school to ensure their happiness and ensure that they are full able to concentrate on their learning. The pastoral worker will also work on improving attendance which will have a positive impact on attainment.
  • To employ 10 apprentice teaching assistants. These teaching assistants not only support children in class, they complete the admin tasks for all classes allowing our experienced TAs to work closely with children as part of intervention sessions to boost progress for PP children.
  • Continue to employ two HLTA’s. One HLTA will  support SEND children in EYFS. This is vital to Ridgeway so children get the support and early intervention they need as soon as possible. The other HLTA will plan and teach interventions lessons to groups and individuals who are in need of extra support. This HLTA will work across the whole school and also run booster sessions for Y6 children to improve progress for PP children.
  • To buy in METIS speech and language consultancy who will screen all of our EYFS children, and some of our Y1 children, to give teachers and support staff specific S&L issues to work on through intervention sessions.
  • We have also put another extra £10,000 into educational visits to ensure that all visits can take place, are relevant and enhance our provision through the curriculum. We will also provide opportunity for a residential visit where possible.
  • A part time professional counsellor will be bought in to work with some of our disadvantaged children. Sometimes barriers are non-educational therefore time with someone to talk to, who isn’t a member of school staff, can be vital in order to allow children to concentrate on their learning.
  • To buy into Achievement for All to ensure our Triad system for the sharing of best practise across the school is embedded through all key stages.
  • Talk Boost training for an experienced member of EYFS staff
  • Success @ Arithmetic for an HLTA who will work across Y5 and Y6
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