Pupil Premium 2020-2021
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces and children who are Looked After.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and is used by the school to address any underlying inequalities, by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
Objectives for Pupil Premium at Didsbury Road Primary School
The Pupil Premium is used to:
- provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standards of achievement for these pupils
- narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
- address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others
- ensure all children are ready to learn and access the curriculum by supporting their needs
- raise the aspirations of pupils and prepare them for the next stage in their education
- provide wider opportunities for Pupil Premium children such as school visits, residential trips and instrument tuition
The Senior Leadership Team regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies put into place for children entitled to Pupil Premium and have reported this to the Governing Board. The school has an identified member of the leadership team who is responsible for Pupil Premium, currently Mrs Collins. The impact of Pupil Premium funding is assessed within half termly pupil progress meetings between class teacher and the Senior Leadership Team.
Pupil Premium grant 2020-2021
Currently 33 (7%) pupils are entitled to benefit from Pupil Premium funding.
School has been allocated £60,665 for Pupil Premium funding for 2021/22.
Pupil Premium funding is used to accelerate the progress made by the entitled pupils in order for them to meet age related expectations or exceed them.
Funding is also used to support children attending extra-curricular activities, visits, including residential visits, musical instrument hire and tuition, individual learner resources, pastoral support groups and social skills groups.
Strategy for the Funding
The school has looked carefully at the needs of each pupil and in 2020/21 will use the following intervention strategies:
- 1:1 and small group work in class with teachers and teaching assistants
- 1:1/1:2 tuition with a class teacher
- Pastoral support with the Learning and Welfare mentor
- Private assessment from other professionals such as Educational psychology and Speech and Language therapy
- Stockport Early Reading Intervention (SERI)
- Nessy reading intervention
- Lego therapy
- Social communication groups
- Nurture groups
- Motor skills united
- Support with funding residential visits
- Support with funding instrumental tuition
- Support with funding extra-curricular activities
The progress of children receiving Pupil Premium funding will be closely monitored by the Senior Leadership Team in order to ensure that the additional support is having significant impact on the education and well –being of individuals. Information will be regularly shared, reviewed and evaluated with the governing board.