For the academic year 2021/22 our Pupil Premium funding of £143,195 and additional funding of £12,180 Covid Recovery Grant, which supports pupils on Free School Meals and Looked After Children, is resourcing four Learning Support Assistants, intensive Speech and Language Therapy, targeted Educational Psychology support, and the enhanced digital literacy and numeracy programmes of Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Maths.
As a result, the school was able to keep an ongoing track of progress and attainment, intervene immediately at a personalised level and keep pupils (including SEND pupils) at or above their expected rate of progress.
Currently our Pupil Progress Tracker shows statistically negligible difference in the average progress of children on Pupil Premium as measured against their peers, and that SEND children are making greater levels of progess than the school average overall in Reading and Maths.
The main barriers to educational achievement faced by our pupil premium pupils are related to many of them having English as an Additional Language, often meaning that oral and written Literacy skills are lower on entry to the Reception class, thus requiring a greater degree of input throughout their time in school to raise the standards of these skills. A further potential barrier is low attendance from a very small number of families.
The school will continuously monitor both our in-school progress tracker and our KS1 and KS2 SATs results in order to ensure that the Pupil Premium funding is impacting strongly across all the children that it is supporting. The school also uses its Pupil Premium funding to buy into a highly adaptive attendance monitoring programme, which allows for immediate intervention into poor attendance. We closely monitor the attendance of our disadvantaged children.
The next Pupil Premium strategy review will be in October 2022, once the data from Analyse School Performance (ASP) has been published.
We use our 2021-22 National Tutoring Grant of £12,555 to part fund a Reading Recovery teacher who provides targetted support in early reading skills, to mitigate any learning loss caused by the covid pandemic.
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