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Pupil Premium 2014-2015

2014/15

Schools receive additional funding for any pupils who have been eligible for free school meals during the last 6 years, pupils who are looked after by the local authority or who are in care and for pupils from families where a parent serves in the armed forces.

Schools have the freedom to spend Pupil Premium Funding, which is in addition to the school’s core budget, in a way they think best to support the raising of attainment for pupils receiving the funding and closing achievement gaps with other pupils in the school.

In 2014/15 at Pudsey Waterloo there were 125 pupils eligible for the funding and the school received £162,974.

 We used the funding in a range of ways including:

·         The employment of 5 additional Teaching Assistants from January 2015 to support learning across the school and deliver small group interventions.

·         Additional teacher input 3 mornings a week in year 3 for 2 terms to close the gap for vulnerable pupils.

·         Additional learning mentor employed to provide emotional and social support for vulnerable children.

·         Teaching Assistants attend training weekly so that they develop professionally and this ensures that the support for learning across school is effective.

·         Mathletics maths ICT programme bought for all children in KS2 so that they can develop their independent maths skills and engage parents in supporting their learning at home.

·         Subsidised residential visit in Year 6 to ensure that all pupils get the opportunity to spend a weekend away from home and further develop their personal, social and emotional skills.

·         A free school trip for pupils in each year group that engaged all children in learning outside the classroom and stimulated the children’s learning across the curriculum.

 

 

Impact 2014/15

 

  • In Early Years 42% of pupil premium children achieved a good level of development compared to 60% of non-pupil premium pupils.

 

  • Pupil premium pupils at the end of Key Stage 1 achieved above the local authority average for Reading, Writing, Maths and Science, and this was broadly in line with non-pupil premium pupils.

 

  • At the end of Key Stage 2 pupils the attainment of pupil premium pupils was below national average for Reading, Writing and Math, and below the attainment of non-pupil premium pupils in all subjects.

 

  • However, the additional teaching assistants have ensured that high quality interventions and support are now provided and current assessments are beginning to show improved achievement and the gap for pupil premium pupils with other pupils is beginning to close.
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