Our Pupil Premium money is targeted at children that are ‘Looked After’ and also those in receipt of ‘free school meals’. Other children also benefit from this investment through access to interventions themselves or smaller group sizes as a result of additional staffing. Almost all Pupil Premium money is spent on staffing for early intervention in Foundation Stage, literacy support in Year 1 and staff in Y2-6 that are released from class responsibility and work with individuals and small groups to address gaps in understanding and boost progress. A new provision in 2016-17 was a partnership with The Tutor Trust to provide weekly 1:1 tutoring for our targeted children in Years 4-6. This partnership will cost approximately £15,000 for the academic year. Parents contributed to a review of the first year of the Tutor Trust partnership.
The allocation for 2017-18 is £78,000. The impact of this expenditure will be measured through assessment data, attendance rates and case studies which will also include qualitative impacts such as aspirations and confidence. The PP strategy will be monitored by Teaching and learning Committee of the governors and will be formally reviewed in July 2018.