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Pupil Premium

From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium Grant. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

 

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received – Academic Year 2018-19

Total number of pupils on roll

540

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

78

Total amount of PPG received*

£111,189

 

 

*The Pupil Premium Grant payable pupil was: £1,320 from 1/4/18 – 31/3/19 and is £1320 from 1/4/19 to 31/3/20.

The Pupil Premium Grant is carefully spent and tracked at Westbourne Primary School. We ensure that there is a whole-school focus on continuing to close the gap in attainment and achievement between disadvantaged children and their peers.

 

Pupil Premium money has been targeted in the following ways:

 

  • Teacher and Teaching Assistant evidence-informed CPD to ensure high-quality first teaching and effective support
  • Funding Pastoral support to break down barriers (personal, emotional, social) to learning - ELSA sessions and ELSA Training
  • Funding clubs, trips, residential trips, holiday clubs and brownies/cubs
  • Strong focus on Oracy (speaking and listening) - e.g collaborative project work, team challenge days, Philosophy sessions
  • Promoting roles and responsibilities within the school
  • Employing teachers to run specific intervention groups
  • Parent workshops
  • School Nurse and Family Support Worker - buying additional hours
  • 1:1 and small-group tuition
  • Additional phonics interventions before school by trained teachers
  • Recruiting, developing staff who work with vulnerable children
  • Promoting community links
  • Workshops and visitors raising aspirations
  • Promote a lifelong love of reading in the children (and their families) with highly targeted, research-based programmes such as 'The Letter Box' in collaboration with the Book Trust. Reading for pleasure can have a dramatic impact on a child's educational outcomes and wellbeing. To encourage that love of reading, every pupil signed up to 'The Letter Box' will get a monthly personalised pack of books and activities, for a six-month period. Every pack includes at least two carefully chosen books, plus engaging games and resources that children can share with their families

 

The school has in place rigorous monitoring and support systems. The outcomes for these students, as demonstrated in attainment data, compares very favourably with National and local benchmarking.

 

 

KS2 Pupil Premium Children attaining at the expected standard

 

Subject

% at Expected +

 

2017

2018

2019

Reading

88%

90%

70%

Writing

75%

90%

85%

Maths

88%

80%

90%

R/W/M

63%

80%

70%

 

In the academic year 2019-20, the indicative Pupil Premium Grant we expect to receive amounts to £106,419. As well as continuing with the above activities (which have proven to be very successful), we plan to:

 

  • Expand our range of creative cross-curricular and cross-phase activities to enhance children’s emotional and social wellbeing, as well as broaden their academic achievement.

  • Promote a lifelong love of Reading and Maths in the children (and their families) by expanding the highly targeted, research-based programmes such as 'Letter Box' in collaboration with the Book Trust. Reading for pleasure can have a dramatic impact on a child's educational outcomes and wellbeing. To encourage that love of reading, every pupil signed up to the Letter Box will get a monthly personalised pack of books and activities (as well as Maths games), for a six-month period. Every pack includes at least two carefully chosen books, plus engaging games and resources that children can share with their families.
  • Engage reluctant readers with targeted intervention run by senior leaders and experienced teachers, in order to develop their reading skills and advance their understanding of challenging texts.

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