The Canterbury Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals, who is a Looked After Child or a child of Serving Military personnel. We are required to publish online information about how we are using this premium, which totals £139,000 for 2015-16. This amount is calculated based on the numbers of children who have been eligible in the last 6 years from the Local Authority. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who attract this funding will be socially disadvantaged.
We have identified possible barriers to children's learning and achievement as:
Family problems – Safeguarding, finance, parenting, routines
Lack of social skills
Low self-esteem/self confidence
Lack of ‘experience’
Home learning environment – a place to work
Change of working circumstances
In the year 2014-2015 and this current academic year our pupil premium support and intervention programme had, and are having, a significant impact on all pupils. However, we are aware as a school that we need to continue to support closing the gap for our vulnerable pupils.
Please see report for full detail of spending and data of pupils for 2015-2016 and our Action Plan for this year.
The Governing Body of the school have decided that this year the grant should be spent as follows to meet the needs of our pupils:
•1:1 tuition delivered through the Intervention Team.
•Additional group support and interventions by our Year 6 teachers and Intervention Team and Pastoral Team.
•Financial support to enable the child to fully access their education; i.e. support with uniform, breakfast or afterschool club (3-2-6) and subsidised educational visits and residential experiences and accessing external sporting provision including gymnastics and swimming.
•Family support from our Pastoral Team and Social Emotional and Environmental Lead.
•Dedicated time in Forest School, small group. Nurture group to develop confidence, risk taking skills and communication skills. Measured through pupil’s wellbeing and involvement and Boxhall profile.
•Workshops which enrich the curriculum and provide new experiences, i.e. parent workshops to help with the changes to their child’s curriculum, The Happy Puzzle Company - Problem solving, Woodpecker Court.
•Emotional support for vulnerable children, TA - Trained counsellor, external counsellor AND Pastoral Team
•Early Years intervention for children with speech difficulties, continued into Key Stage 1.