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Pupil Premium Grant 2014 - 2015

 

The school is allocated additional funding for those children in receipt of free school meals (FSM), looked after children and children whose parents are serving in the Armed Forces. This funding is referred to as Pupil Premium. Around 70% of our children are eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant.(Due to high mobility our number on roll fluctuates and therefore the percentage of children entitled  to pupil premium funding varies throughout the year) It was introduced in 2011-2012 to provide targeted funding to close the underachievement gap.

We allocate the funding to support initiatives within school to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils. We want to ensure that every child’s potential is maximised academically, emotionally and socially.

 

In 2014 – 2015 the school’s funding allocation is £1300 per child, a total of £81,900

How Will the Money Be Spent?

  • Bringing the curriculum to life for our children with trips, visits, theatre productions, workshops, author visits, after school clubs. We know that these activities positively impact on pupil progress in English and maths because pupil progress across the school has improved since pupil premium funding was introduced.
  • Maintaining small classes to enable individualised and small group teaching to ensure good or better progress in English and maths.
  • Having a separate Reception class so that children who enter school below national expectations at age four have the best provision to close the gap by the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • Breakfast club to encourage attendance, punctuality and a healthy, happy start to the day. Pupil premium enables us to keep the cost really low for families.
  • Providing fruit for all children as a healthy mid morning snack
  • Develop he physical earning environment for pupils and staff by developing the outdoor provision for Reception, replacing outdated windows and security cages with bright, modern windows and providing the pupils with a budget of £500 to spend through the school council on external games.

 

These could not be provided to the extent that they are without the additional funding the school receives through pupil premium grant.

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Grant 2013 - 2014

The school is allocated additional funding for those children in receipt of free school meals (FSM), looked after children and children whose parents are serving in the Armed Forces. This funding is referred to as Pupil Premium. 70% of our children are eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant. It was introduced in 2011-2012 to provide targeted funding to close the underachievement gap.

We allocate the funding to support initiatives within school to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils. We want to ensure that every child’s potential is maximised academically, emotionally and socially.

 

In 2013 – 2014 the school’s funding allocation is £953 per child, a total of £60,039

How Will the Money Be Spent?

  • Bringing the curriculum to life for our children with trips, visits, theatre productions, workshops, author visits.
  • Maintaining small classes to enable individualised and small group teaching to ensure good or better progress in English and maths
  • Breakfast club to encourage attendance, punctuality and a healthy, happy start to the day. Pupil premium enables us to keep the cost really low for families.
  • Providing fruit for all children as a healthy mid morning snack
  • Increasing IT resources across the school to support learning e.g. laptops, I-pads
  • Develop he physical earning environment for pupils and staff by developing the outdoor provision, replacing outdated windows and security ages with bright, modern windows and providing the pupils with a budget of £1000 to spend through school council on external games.

 

What was the Impact of this Spending?

  • Attendance has improved
  • 2009 / 10 92.37%
  • 2010 / 11  93.1%
  • 2011 / 12  94.7%
  • 2012 / 13  95%
  • The number on roll has increased from 38 pupils in 2010 to 80 in 2013.
  • School tracking shows that standards are rising across the school in English, maths and science. All pupils in Y1 – Y5 are on track to make expected or better progress.
  • Pupil numbers continue to rise as parents choose to send their children to Fishwick because of the small classes, good teaching and excellent resources. School is currently full / over- subscribed in R / Y1 / Y2 and over subscribed for in Reception for September 2014.
  • 75% of children across KS2 are on track to make the expected two levels progress in English and maths in Y6.  
  • Children enjoy coming to school and there is a culture of learning and achievement. Parents and children tell us they do not want to miss school. Visitors to school have commented on the calm, purposeful atmosphere and how happy all the children are – smiling. We find it strange that this appears unusual to them!
  • Pupils achieve their potential because of good teaching, the high levels of support available, extensive resources, an engaging curriculum and the enrichment opportunities that are available to them.
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