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Pupil premium

Since April 2011, the Government has paid Pupil Premium to schools for every pupil that has ever been eligible for free school meals. The Government’s stated aim is to make an impact on attainment for those who achieve less well and to give them a better start in life.

Walton Oak receives funding throughout the school year. For the years ended 31st March 2017 and 31st March 2018, the school received £222,652 and £199,186 respectively. For the year ending 31st March 2019, we are expecting to receive £175,180. We plan how this money is spent and, where appropriate, monitor the effectiveness of the targeted spending.

The majority of our pupil premium expenditure is allocated to three main categories: focused academic support, pastoral support and enrichment activities. Listed below are the measures the school implemented within each of these categories, using its Pupil Premium funding, during the academic year 2017-18:

Focused academic support

 

 

 

· Teacher-led small group and 1:1 tutoring for selected pupils.

· Teacher delivery of termly 1:1 mentoring for Year 6 children.

· Teacher-led after-school and holiday booster classes for pupils in Year 6.

· HLTA-led group and 1:1 interventions to support specific learning needs.

· TA-led group and 1:1 interventions to support ongoing progress.

· Additional support staff across our Nursery, Reception and Year 1 year groups.

· Acquisition/use of specialist ICT, teaching programmes and curriculum resources to support progress and attainment.  Examples include:

· Phonics resources and training;

· SNAP intervention resources.

· Training and resources.  Examples include:

· Power of reading training and resources to build and develop language for thinking;

· Maths Mastery programme in KS1 to develop greater depth thinking and associated language.

Allocated expenditure:

2014-15
£105,459

2015-16
£135,247

2016-17
£150,759

2017-18 
£129,139

     

Pastoral support

 

· Provision of a substantial nurture, inclusion and safeguarding team, including a DSL, three DSDLs, Inclusion Leader, Nurture Leader (also a DSDL) and Home School Link Worker.

· Provision of supported lunch time activities for selected pupils.  Examples include Lunch Club and additional playground supervision.

· Support for specific programmes regarding parental liaison and engagement (Nurture leader and Home School Link Worker).

· Subsidies for pupils in before and after-school clubs.

· Subsidies for pupils with places on the holiday club scheme.

Allocated expenditure:

2014-15
£74,360

2015-16
£75,921

2016-17
£86,887

2017-18 
£84,750

Enrichment activities

· Enabling full participation of pupils attending annual residential trips to St. Briavels in May and Sayers Croft in October.

· Subsidies for pupils to participate in a full range of workshops, special events and day trips throughout the school.

· Adhoc opportunities to participate in out-of-school theatrical and music performances.

Allocated expenditure:

2014-15
£11,426

2015-16
£10,182

2016-17
£19,201

2017-18 
£7,236

Other

· Purchase of fruit for pupils in KS2 (KS1 pupils receive free fruit).

· Purchase of school uniform/PE kit to assist some families.

· Purchase of milk and lunches for some pupils.

· Purchase of small incentives to reward effort and behaviour.

Allocated expenditure:

2014-15
£1,981

2015-16
£3,030

2016-17
£2,490

2017-18 
£989

 To read about the impact of the  Pupil Premium spend on outcomes please click here.