Pupil Premium funding will be used to provide two additional learning support assistants to support in class and to withdraw pupils who are not making expected progress. Interventions will be tailored to suit the needs of the children. We closely monitor the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils as individuals and as a group. Intervention is used when it is identified that children are working below their age related expectations or not making expected progress. This ensures that the gaps between disadvantaged pupils and their peers narrows over time.
As a large percentage of our pupils are from lower income families, there are often no opportunities for families to have a range of experiences outside of the family home. We ensure that some of our Pupil Premium funding is used to fund out of school visits to enhance the curriculum. We will also use the funding to provide visitors to school such as artists, musicians, authors and theatre groups etc. This is to enable pupils to have a wider range of life experiences, to be inspired and enthused and to broaden their knowledge of our region and wider Britain.
We feel that it is essential to provide emotional and social support to disadvantaged pupils and their families as this has a positive impact on the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils. It helps children to be effective learners if they are socially and emotionally confident and have a settled home life. We feel that it is important that our pupils do not just thrive academically. Part of our Pupil Premium funding helps us to provide a Parent Support Advisor who works between three local schools.
In 2016-2017 Sunnybrow Primary School was allocated £75 240 which we plan to spend in the following ways:
- Employment of 2 additional Learning Support Assistants to run small group interventions as well as supporting in class (£40 000)
- Shared PSA (£9000)
- Providing educational visits (£3000)
- Workshops, events and visitors to school (variable costs each year)
- Providing free milk for Pupil Premium pupils (Government Initiative £1500)
- Nurture Group training, resources and associated running costs (cost to be determined)
- Apprentice Learning Support Assistant to help develop reading skills (£3000)