At Seton Community Primary School:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We endeavour to provide for those pupils not in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, additional support as necessary from the school's delegated budget.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
The range of provision the school may consider include:
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
- 1:1 support
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies
- Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in English and mathematics.
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in English and maths
- Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve the national expected standards at the end of KS1 or at the end of KS2
- The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2018/2019 was: £43,995
The PPG allocation for 2018/2019 was targeted to:
- Continue to reduce class size
- Provide additional support for maths/English in classes 3 & 4.
- Provide additional teaching/learning opportunities through TA support in class 2.
- Provide additional resources, such as FreshStart, Language Links..
- Proved a trained THRIVE practitioner to support the emotional well-being of vulnerable pupils.
The impact of the PPG for 2018/19 was:
a) Smaller groups enabled teachers/TAs to give more personalised support.
b) Targeted phonics intervention enabled all children to reach the standard at Y1 (100%)
c) In year progress was improved for children targeted for interventions.
c) Extra TA support in Class 2 improved phonic scores.