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Pupil Premium 2018 - 19

School’s Pupil Premium Strategy  

The ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ (PPG) is the sum of money allocated to the school via the local authority under section 14 of the Education Act 2002 (2). To help support the learning of students from low-income families who are either eligible (or have been eligible within the past six years) for Free School Meals (FSM) or are Children in Local Authority Care (CLA) who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

At Five Elms we aim to use the Pupil Premium funding to provide more focused support for Pupil Premium (PP) children aimed at improving attainment in English and mathematics.

We have developed an experienced Inclusion Team who monitor and engage with identified PP students to provide emotional and behavioural support.  We have both an experienced Learning Support Assistant and a specialist Speech and Language Therapist working to improve the communication and interaction skills of identified pupils.

In addition, we employ a Parent and Family Practitioner and two Learning Mentors who work with our young learners and their families to improve their child’s learning and to provide families with extra support and guidance. 

A Summary of the Barriers to Educational Achievement At Five Elms Primary:

At Five Elms we seek to work with children, parents and carers, the local education authority and appropriate agencies to reduce or barriers wherever possible. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help support those students from low-income and deprived families to ensure that they attain and make progress at an equal rate to their

peers especially in Maths and English. We employ additional teachers and HLTAs who enable smaller learning groups for PP children.  We employ learning mentors who provide pastoral and emotional support to children in school. We are part of two programmes which are designed to target disadvantage and improve outcomes for these children.

The PSA and learning mentors work with vulnerable families who need extra support. They:

* Ensure there is a positive relationship between home and school

* Ensure there is a friendly welcoming school environment

* Provide opportunities for parents to ensure high quality of support for pupils at home

* Help improve attendance

* Set up adult education courses which meet the needs of the parents

* Involve parents in their child’s learning and school life

* Provide more regular, meaningful communication

* They hold CAF and TAF meetings and liaise with eternal agencies to support families.

This engagement ensures that:

* parents are more involved, and children will enjoy school

* students will develop a positive attitude to learning

* students’ self-esteem is raised and confidence improved

* Academic achievements improve.

We will also continue our commitment to pupils across the school by having access to most current ICT equipment, including iPads, Clicker Apps, Clever touch screen, the

Android apps, and online IT learning, (Education City, Purple Mash, Espresso and DB Primary).

How the school Measures the Impact and effect of Pupil Premium allocation.

At Five Elms aim to use the funding to provide more focused support PP children aimed at improving attainment in English and mathematics. Learning groups and extra intervention provided are evaluated via the July data, both national results and internal data from the school assessment system.  In-year attainment and progress are measured via termly tracking meetings and issues addressed directly with class teachers to ensure appropriate support and intervention can be actioned.

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