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Pupil Premium Funding Allocation

The government introduced the Pupil Premium grant in 2011.  This grant, which is additional to main school funding,is based on the number of children in receipt of free school meals, and the number of adopted children attending the school.

The Pupil Premium grant is allocated directly to schools as schools are best placed to assess what individual provision should be made for individual pupils.

 

At Collingham School we support all our pupils by providing high quality teaching supplemented by interventions and a range of additional adult support. This ensures the curriculum and teaching meets children's needs and ensure children make good progress. The school and the governing body have a duty to monitor the spending and impact of the Pupil Premium funding on the identified target pupils.  

 

The number of families entitled to free school meals at Collingham Primary School is extremely low. 


Pupil Premium allocation:

2015 - 2016 (financial year): £11,780

2014 - 2015 (financial year): £13,469

2013 - 2014 (financial year): £2,859

 

How pupil premium is spent:
Pupil Premium funding is planned for and allocated by the Headteacher and Inclusion Manager in liaison with class teachers.  A report to the school governing body on pupil premium funding is included at each full governing body meeting.

Pupil Premium funding is used to employ a qualified teacher to deliver 1 -1 and small group booster lessons for English and maths as well as to employ support staff to run intervention programmes in the following areas: 

 

  • Acquisition of early literacy skills
  • Acquisition of early numeracy skills
  • Circle of friends groups to support self esteem, problem solving and positive interaction skills 
  • One to one mentoring to develop self regulation strategies and positive self esteem

 

Pupil Premium funding is also used to contribute to employment of an HLTA with a specialism in dyslexia to run support groups for the most vulnerable children with specific literacy difficulties.  Through this provision we are able to :

  • assessment and identification of specific literacy difficulties  
  • overlay screening
  • intensive phonic tuition
  • support for memory and processing
  • work towards meeting year group expectations for R, W incl SPAG
  • training and ongoing advice for teachers on dyslexia friendly classrooms
  • 1 – 1 sessions for parents of children with specific difficulties to offer advice on supporting literacy progress at home

 

Disclosing individual achievement results, which could identify individual children and their families at our school,would contravene the Data Protection Act. The school and governors have reviewed the impact of this grant on pupil progress and attainment and spending of the Pupil Premium allocation represents good value for money. 

 

Impact:

In 2014 - 15 children receiving intervention demonstrated an improvement in literacy and maths skills.  One to one mentoring has also proved successful in reducing anxiety and increasing self regulation and motivation for targeted pupils. 

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