Pupil Premium

A Helping Hand

Children from lower-income families can benefit from a Government funding scheme called Pupil Premium.

Eligible pupils, who also receive free school meals, benefit from an additional £1,345 which is paid to the school.

We spend the money in a variety of productive ways, from helping create smaller classes to improving resources and learning tools for teachers.

We are passionately committed to helping every child achieve their full potential – regardless of background or ability.

Pupil Premium 2019-20

We’re seeing the results…

The impact of the Pupil Premium is carefully tracked throughout the year using the termly assessments. Our children were making good progress before lockdown.

  • Reading – In year 6, 38% had already made expected progress by Easter and were on track to make accelerated progress.
  • Writing – In year 6, 31% had already made expected progress by Easter and were on track to make accelerated progress.
  • Maths – In year 6, 62% had already made expected progress by Easter and were on track to make accelerated progress.
  • Children in Reception had made rapid progress from their low starting points in all areas
  • We were able to support some of our families during lockdown by loaning them a Chromebook – jointly purchased by NWAT and the school budget using the Pupil Premium.  This enabled several children to access their learning from home.

Pupil Premium 2020-21

This year we have been given £59,700.

The barriers that our children face are:

  • Lower entry points into Key Stage 1.
  • Lower attendance rates so children are not accessing their learning.
  • Some children have social and emotional difficulties resulting in incidents of poor behaviour which disrupts their learning.

We are using the Pupil Premium to help us overcome these barriers in the following ways:

  • Rewards to encourage good attendance.
  • Emotional Literacy Support assistant to work with children with emotional difficulties.
  • Targeted support of children who have low starting points.
  • Small class sizes so that children get more time with the teacher.

We will judge the impact as the year progresses by looking at the children’s results and progress.

Our next pupil premium review will be in Jan 2021.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21 Weaverham