Pupil Premium Policy
At Tenterfields, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and this policy outlines how we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect.
Pupil Premium Spending
Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions have had a significant impact on children’s attainment.
We are delighted with our KS2 results which show that the school is going from strength to strength. The results reflect the hard work of staff, excellent partnership working with parents and a determination to ensure that EVERY child succeeds.
Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have a good track record of ensuring that pupils make good progress, but historically levels of attainment are lower for FSM (eligible for free school meals) – this is also a national trend.
Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. Many children start school with low attainment on entry and our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations and as they move through the school.
Targeted support is being provided through one-to-one and small group tuition in Years 5/6 and 1/2. Teachers provide support through interventions/targeted tutorials in Years 5 and 6. These interventions support children in knowing where they are and what they need to do to improve their work.
Objectives of Pupil Premium Spending
Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. Historically, levels of attainment are lower for FSM – this has been a national trend. Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. Many children start school with low attainment on entry and our aim is to ensure they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through school.
The Sutton Trust Report (2011) summarises research evidence on improving learning and we have used this to make informed choices about effective interventions. Our plan is to provide interventions which predominantly focus on improving feedback, developing metacogntion and self-regulation and increasing parental engagement. We will increase the % of outstanding teaching across school, share best practice and provide targeted support and interventions for pupils.
Pupil Premium money: 2015-16
The money school received for the academic year 2015/2016 has been used to narrow the attainment and progress gap between families/ children in receipt of PPG and those who are not. We work tirelessly, focusing the use of the money:
- To ensure SENCo/ Acting Deputy was non class based in 2015-16 with specific focus on monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of 1:1, small group and intervention for pupils at risk of falling behind, especially those entitled to Free School meals
- To enable SLT to more effectively analyse standards across preschool, nursery, Reception with the aim that timely and effective actions are taken based upon regular needs analysis
- To retain staffing levels across KS2 to ensure timely and effective actions are taken based upon regular needs analysis
- To develop PPG children's life skills through employing "Enabling Enterprise" for Year 3,4, and 5
- Employ 3 experienced teachers to deliver intervention programmes for English and maths across school, under the guidance of the SENCO / Acting Deputy Head teacher.
- Purchase IT equipment for those families in receipt of PPG to develop the use of the mathsflip methodology to further improve engagement, enjoyment of learning and research skills and therefore, impact on achievement, specifically in the maths and Irresistible learning curricula. It has also allowed the children the ability to use these facilities at home.
- To improve the attainment and creativity of pupils who receive the pupil premium funding.
- Musical instruments and music lessons have been purchased for the pupils who are in receipt of this funding to increase creativity and learning abilities.
- 1: 1 tuition has been targeted for these children particularly in English and Maths.