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Gorefield Primary School

Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to most effectively target additional support where it is needed most. This support is organised and lead by Mr Starling.

The nominated governor is Mrs Gent.

2017 to 2018 Overview

The Pupil Premium (PP) is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.  The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years, are looked after or adopted.  Details of school's strategy can be accessed by clicking here.

How we will spend the funding to overcome the barriers.

Mentoring -  One to one mentoring of each PP children,

Teaching Assistant Support - Eight hours per class additional provision to support writing, punctuation spelling and Grammar.

Specific TA intervention support for mathematics for identified groups / individuals – First class at number, Success at Arithmetic, and Third Space Learning, and reading support to build accuracy and understanding

Teacher support - Time to observe TA work and to plan and lead their professional development.

Extra-curricular enhancement activities - Funding to enable children to take part in funded trips and visits.

How we will measure the impact of the funding.

We use both internal and external data to measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant on our pupils’ learning. We will review the effectiveness of the interventions we are using and adapt them to meet need when and where required. Further details are contained in the strategy as above.

  1. Children make good progress, at least in line with the rest of the school, with each full cohort in school, in combined Maths, reading and writing.
  2. Children make good progress, at least in line nationally, in combined reading, writing and maths, as well as the spelling, punctuation and grammar test at end of year 6.
  3. Children respond positively to support. They have a positive attitude towards and a ‘can do’ attitude that is evidenced in increasing independence through work scrutinies.

The next review will be September 2018