All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Once information is available, the impact of the funding is also reported.
How much money is the school receiving to support these children?
For the academic year 2012/13 Foxhills Junior School received £30,000 in Pupil Premium funding and for 2013/14, our allocated budget is £36,000. Funding is in respect of 42 children in total who, within the last six years, were either Looked After children (2) or eligible for Free School Meals (40). We also have 2 children whose parents are in the Armed Forces.
PUPIL PREMIUM AT FOXHILLS JUNIOR SCHOOL
Our Pupil Premium Plan for 2013/2014 goes beyond making decisions about how to spend the funding and is more about going the extra mile for our vulnerable children to close the gap in attainment and progress (ref: Hants policy: “whatever it takes”).
The measure of success will be closing the gap between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium pupils in terms of attendance, attainment and progress. Regardless of context or social background, we expect our children to attain levels in line with national expectations. We have set ourselves the target of at least 85% of each cohort attaining age appropriate levels in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of the 2014 academic year.
How do we spend this money?
To meet identified needs of these specific children, funding is used in the following ways:
• 1:1 personal/ paired tuition. Delivered by a qualified teacher and a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, children's gaps in knowledge and understanding are addressed through weekly tuition sessions.
•Additional Learning Support Assistant time to work with children during learning and social time (playground)
• Short term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. These are led by teachers and Learning Support Assistants (LSA)
• Emotional support for those children who find it difficult to access learning. These sessions will be led by our Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA).
• Support through a well resourced and staffed Nurture Room to meet the needs of vulnerable children. These sessions are led by our trained Nurture group staff.
• Additional resources/ software to support the learning needs of underachieving pupils.
• Financial support towards a child attending a residential visit, where hardship is evident.
• Staff training opportunities to up-skill staff and improve our provision.
What do we hope to achieve through use of this funding?
Our intention is that the impact of this funding will mean we have no significant differences between the achievement and progress of the different groups, including those pupils who have not been eligible for Free School Meals, are not Looked After children and whose parents are not in the armed services.
How do we know how well these children have achieved and that this money has had a positive impact?
We use a range of measures to judge the impact of our interventions.
Achievement of these groups of pupils is:
1) Assessed through use of National Curriculum levels, other standardised tests, Salford Reading scores, Boxall Profile scores (social-emotional), professional observation or parent feedback on how well their child is achieving.
2) Tracked on a regular basis by using;
• The School data tracking system.
• Termly Pupil Progress Meetings between staff and School Leadership to review achievements of each individual Pupil Premium child and to identify further actions/ support required.
Who checks whether the school is achieving well for these pupils?
The Headteacher is accountable to the school Governors and a Pupil Premium report is presented to them and discussed each term.
Ofsted regularly reviews and compares the achievement of these different groups of pupils.
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