Disadvantaged Children ( Formerly known as Pupil Premium)
Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils In 2017/18 the school received £51,800 in pupil premium allocations.
Pupil Premium funding is used to help to fund a Pupil Mentor to support vulnerable children to remove barriers to learning. It is also used to fund Teaching Assistant hours to work with pupil premium children on individual targets, to support children to access the curriculum and maximise their learning and creative potential. Additionally monies are used to help individual children. This may be through ensuring that they can go on educational visits, access fee paying extra curricular activities or through provision of bought in services.
Funds are used to buy in specialist speech and language support, a need identified in the autumn term and monitored through termly pupil progress meetings. Teaching Assistant support enables speech and language programmes to be delivered across school resulting in all children making excellent progress. We are able to support some families with the provision of breakfast club places, ensuring children are in school on time and ready to learn. Homework and Cookery Clubs allow children the opportunity to develop academically, practically and sociably.
Intervention is targeted to overcome specific barriers to learning and systematic tracking of progress ensures that these disadvantaged children make progress. School continually research the best ways to maximise the use of Pupil Premium funding and currently base most of our spending around recommendations in the Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit (Sutton Trust document).
The impact on these disadvantaged pupils at the end of Year 6 (KS2 SATs 2017):
|% of Disadvantaged Pupils at Trinity reaching National Standard||Progress Measure of Disadvantaged Pupils at Trinity from KS1 to KS2||Progress Measure of Disadvantaged Pupils Nationally from KS1 to KS2||Difference|
|% of Disadvantaged Children meeting National Standard in reading, writing and maths (combined): 90%|