Pupil Premium for 2016/17

Pupil Premium Allocation for 2016/17 is £31,480.00. This comes in the form of Pupil Premium for children from Service families, children who currently, or have previously been in receipt of Free School Meals (Ever 6 FSM), or Looked After Children (ELAC).

This year the Governors and staff have decided to send this additional funding on:

  • Providing intensive support though 1-1 tuition for children, who may have fallen behind in the progress they are expected to make in writing or maths, particularly new children arriving mid-year in Y2 and Y6
  • Ensuring full time, good quality teaching assistants to support learning throughout the school due to the increase in numbers
  • In addition, ensuring trained teaching assistants to support children who require specific support
  • Providing a Forest Schools experience for children in KS1 in order to support their learning back in the classroom
  • Using a trained ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) to work with small groups of children to enable them to make the best progress that they can.
  • Providing training in ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) for another teaching assistant as there are a number of children who require this additional support in school
  • Provide ‘Emotional 1st Aid’ training for an teaching assistant to promote positive emotional health, provide support and reassurance, look for early signs of emotional distress and to intervene when appropriate
  • Offering mentoring support for children who may need extra time to talk in order to overcome their barriers to learning
  • Training a new group of Peer Mentors from the Y4 – 6 age groups to support the children throughout the school
  • Providing a trained teaching assistant in ‘Drawing and Talking Therapy’ so that she can offer appropriate support for particular children in the school, enhancing both their opportunities to learn and those of the children in their class
  • To be members of the Military Kids Club Heroes so that all children from Service families feel supported by a larger ‘family’ and participate in North Yorkshire led events
  • Enabling a teaching assistant to support those children whose parents are deployed by arranging the writing and sending of e-blueys
  • Software packages to support pupil assessment, particularly of our ‘mobile’ children e.g. Build a Profile and O Track.
  • Software to support learning in the classroom e.g. Espresso and Purple Mash.