Pupil Premium Allocation for 2013/14 was £18,900.00.
This year our focus is to give additional support to increase specific children's confidence through Forest Schools. We will also be;
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning in maths, both in the lower and upper KS2 classes.
- Continue to offer mentoring support for children who need extra time to talk in order to overcome their barriers to learning.
- To train children to become good listeners for our Peer Mentoring service.
- Continue to support the HMS Heroes initiative.
- 1 – 1 support in maths.
- Increase Teaching Assistant working hours throughout the school.
The Impact of the Pupil Premium Grant for 2013-14 was:
The Forest School: The Forest School ran in the Autumn term for a group of nine children (from Y3-Y6). The children’s self- esteem increased noticeably; they were able to contribute discussions with more confidence and their ability to work as part of a team improved.
Peer Mentors: Nineteen children have been trained as Peer Mentors this year. This has meant that the rest of the children have been well supported by the Peer Mentors and the task has never been too onerous for each of the listeners.
HMS Heroes: We used Pupil Premium to join the HMS Heroes group. The local group met at Linton on Ouse Primary on one occasion and we receive e-mails from the main group who usually meet in Ripon.
1-1 tuition: Although we had planned to use the funding for 1-1 tuition for maths, it became apparent that writing was the aspect that most of the children required additional support. The children who received support in writing all made more than expected progress this year, as did the children who received 1-1 support in maths.
Teaching Assistants: Due to the high mobility of children in the school and the number of parents deployed overseas (10 children this year), the increased Teaching Assistants hours have meant that e-blueys have been sent regularly to parents serving overseas; new children have been well supported to settle into school; children have been supported as they prepared for transition to a new home and school; they have ensured that quality feedback has been received in class; one Teaching Assistant received training in Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA) and has put her training into practice with a small group of children in Class 1. They made more than expected progress in maths, reading and writing.
Children Eligible for Free School meals, Ever 6 children and ELAC: Due to the small number of children who are eligible for Free School Meals, Ever 6 and ELAC Pupil Premium, plus the high mobility of some of them, it would be inappropriate to provide specific data on their progress as a result of additional support. However, the following support was provided: free places for the Outdoor Education trip to East Barnby, 1-1 tuition, Forest Schools and ELSA small group work.
Mentoring Support: Mentoring took place during the Summer term. In addition, they worked as part of small group working with a Teaching Assistant on a Socially Speaking intervention. They made more than expected progress in reading and maths, but less than expected progress in writing. It also ensured that they were well prepared for the transition to a new school and new home.