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Pupil Premium

Aims for Pupil premium

At Twydall Primary School we are committed to providing the best educational experiences possible for our Pupil Premium children. We are striving to ensure each individual child is given the opportunity and inspiration to recognise and achieve their full potential.

Nationally there is an achievement gap between the most disadvantaged pupils and their peers. We aim to close this gap in our school within the national context. Our goal is that each child discovers the enjoyment of learning, and has the opportunities, confidence and resilience to reach their full potential.

Quality first teaching is at the heart of all that we do. We recognise that all our children are different, and have different strengths and weaknesses. Through rigorous monitoring of progress and attainment, we assess the needs of individual pupils and endeavour to quickly put in place strategies and support to address gaps and barriers to learning.

What is the Pupil Premium Funding?

The school’s Pupil Premium Grant is money the government allocates to each school to support children, who may be vulnerable to under achievement, to reach their full potential. The amount of money is allocated according to the number of pupils on roll who are eligible for free school meals or have received free school meals in the past 6 years. Schools also receive funding for children who are looked after and children of service personnel.

How is the Pupil Premium grant spent?

At Twydall Primary School we are committed to using our Pupil Premium funding to ensure the best possible opportunities for all our Pupil Premium children. 

Our Pupil Premium children demonstrate a wide range of needs, different strengths and weaknesses and hence a variety of interventions and strategies have been put in place to ensure each child is given the best possible support and opportunities to reach their full potential, overcome any physical or emotional barriers to learning and develop a positive attitude towards their education.

As well as the funding being spent on interventions, catch-up- sessions and additional adult support it is vital that high quality teaching and learning is at the core of all children’s education and hence our Pupil Premium money is also spent with this in mind. When organising and setting up interventions, booster groups and considering strategies, staff refer to the Education Endowment Foundation teaching and learning toolkit to ensure maximum benefit is gained from our funding and time is not wasted.  Every minute a learning minute is our motto.

How will Impact be measured?

At Twydall Primary School progress data is collected on a termly basis using Sonar.  This allows the children’s progress and attainment to be tracked, analysed and it is then used to enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate interventions for pupil premium children.

Termly progress review meetings are held for each year group with the year group teaching staff and Senior Leadership Team present.  During these meetings progress and barriers to learning for individual pupils and groups of children are assessed and actions are agreed.  These are then followed up and impact assessed at the following review meeting. 

Following the termly data drop the progress of Pupil Premium children is compared to that of non-pupil premium children and distributed to all teaching staff.

Levels allocated to children are based on:

  • Teacher judgement
  • Termly assessments
  • End of year standardised tests.
  • Assessment for learning

In addition to this the Senior Leadership team and subject leaders do regular observations, learning walks, monitoring and book scrutiny. 

The attached documents below detail the allocation of Pupil Premium and the impact.