How is Pupil Premium used at Greenhaugh First School?
Pupil Premium 2017 - 2018 - Grant of £6600 - How the funding is being used:
Pupil Premium 2016 - 2017 - Grant of £2640 - How the funding was used: We purchased reading, writing and maths interventions and have sent a class teacher and a teaching assistant on Talk Boost Key Stage 2 training. Careful timetabling enabled these interventions to be implemented in KS2 to the PPG children who need support with their reading and retrieval skills; their comprehension and writing skills and their speaking and listening. A small reading group intervention run by a teaching assistant, 3 sessions per week, benefited the children involved by increasing their reading speed and retrieval skills. Impact: Our PPG children are expected to reach their age related potential with one child's differences diminishing significantly. Further children who joined us late, also benefiting from PPG funding in this next financial year, have been included in the current intervention schemes. There has been a positive impact on their learning from their starting points at Greenhaugh.
Pupil Premium 2015 - 2016 - Grant of £5280 - How the funding was used:
* Teaching Assistant time was bought in from Bellingham Middle School for the delivery of a ten week maths intervention, "First Class at Maths". * Maths resource, Numicon, was purchased to support progress in maths. * Assessment materials were purchased to allow us to gain a more detailed picture of the children's strengths and weaknesses, so that we could make best use of interventions and support within school and from outside agencies. * Funding also being used to support the budget in order to maintain our current levels of staffing. This is necessary because of a large decrease in pupil numbers for the current academic year. Teaching and Support Staff (Teaching Assistants) are responsible for the progress made by all pupils, including those receiving Pupil Premium funding and therefore a vital resource.
Impact: During the academic year 2015/16, we continued to monitor the progress of the pupils eligible for Pupil Premium through analysis of their teacher assessments each term. This informed decisions about interventions and future provision. Information from lesson observations, children’s books, and pupil and parent feedback formed key parts of the evaluation process. Pupil Premium 2014 - 2015 - Grant of £7800 - How the funding was used:
* Small group work - Mrs Be Hulbert (for half a day per week for Summer and Autumn term 2014 and possibly Spring term 2015). * Shared cost of Parent Support Partner. * Early intervention in phonics. * Specific equipment relevant to physical need purchased to support children. * The subsidy of residential visits and trips from school and enrichment activities. * Training for staff on effective intervention strategies.
The vast majority of our Pupil Premium children made better than expected progress by the end of July 2015.
Pupil Premium 2013 - 2014 - Grant of £4500 - How the funding was used:
* Early intervention in phonics. * Small group and 1:1 tuition - Mrs Hogarth (Autumn Term 2013) * Shared cost of Parent Support Partner - Janet Nicholson.The subsidy of trips and enrichment activities. * The provision of extra trips and visitors to the school to broaden horizons. * Promotion of self-esteem through encouraging participation in sport, music, drama and other activities. * All pupil premium children made good progress by the end of July 2014.