Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools based on the number of children entitled to free school meals, or those who have been entitled during the previous six years, including children who have been looked after in care continually for more than six months. For details of how to claim FSM please see the bottom of the document.

 The Pupil Premium Grant for 2018-19 is £1320 per pupil and the school will receive £32,953 for this academic year (23 pupils).

 We aim to spend the Pupil Premium Grant on raising achievement for those children from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as ensuring full involvement of all pupils in school activities. The interventions are research and evidence based or have previously been shown to be successful at the school.

 “Pupils who receive the pupil premium make at least as much progress as others…The pupil premium funding is also well used to ensure pupils have full access to the curriculum and, where needed, to provide focused help, including for the more-able.” Grange Primary OFSTED Report 2014 

Funding 2018 – 2019

 This year’s Pupil Premium spend will be £32,953. We plan to spend it on a variety of initiatives to support the raising of attainment and supporting the emotional wellbeing for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Barrier to learning

Intervention

Cost

Summary of intervention

How impact will be measured

Fluency in reading

Better Reading Partners

£4000

A member of staff to co-ordinate the delivery of an intensive reading programme.

Raised attainment of focus (PP) children who are ‘hard to shift’ across the school

Low starting points of pupils in Early Years.

Early Years intervention

£10,000

Increase staff:pupil ratio so more individual time spent with each child.

Accelerated progress from starting points and towards ‘Good Level of Development’

Challenge of moving to new curriculum and

Reducing maths class sizes

£10,993.4

Reducing class sizes for Maths in Years 5, 6

Raised overall attainment in mathematics Years 5, 6, especially focus pupils

Social, emotional and mental health needs of pupils.

Counselling Services

£4027.39

Counsellor in school for one session a week to work with pupils, parents and staff.

 

Emotional wellbeing of school community including reduction of levels of pupils’ anxiety and increase in staff skills and confidence. Children better able to access curriculum and achieve success both emotionally and academically.(no exclusions)

Children’s phonics decoding skills

Phonics Intervention

£2000

Phonics intervention for Year 1 and 2 pupils to enable greater focus on individualised sound patterns.

Development of phonics sounds in line with age related expectations leading to increased phonics scores.

Speech and Language needs

 

Speech and Language specialist LSA

£1,932.6

Speech and Language specialist LSA employed to support individuals once a week.

Development of staff confidence and knowledge. Individual plans of work provided on speech therapy targets & time with the pupils improving language levels.

 

Funding 2017– 2018

 Last year’s allocation was for 22 pupils. 

Barrier to learning

Intervention

Cost

Summary of intervention

Review of impact Sept 2018  (Head – LC)

Fluency in reading

Better Reading Partners

£4000

A member of staff to co-ordinate the delivery of an intensive reading programme.

Individual participants made between 10 months and 2 years progress with their reading age over the 10 week programme

Low starting points of pupils in Early Years.

Early Years intervention

£9,000

Increase staff:pupil ratio so more individual time spent with each child.

Progress of children towards the GLD from individual starting points is excellent

Challenge of moving to new curriculum and

Reducing maths class sizes

£7,500

Reducing class sizes for Maths in Years 3,4,5, 6

Attainment in mathematics throughout the school continues to improve e.g. 70% achieved expected at Year 6.  

Social, emotional and mental health needs of pupils.

Counselling Services

£5000 

Counsellor in school for one session a week to work with pupils, parents and staff.

 

The emotional wellbeing of the school community including a reduction of levels of pupils’ anxiety and an increase in staff confidence has been noted. Children were better able to access curriculum and achieve success with this support.

Children’s phonics decoding skills

Phonics Intervention

£2000

Phonics intervention for Year 1 and 2 pupils to enable greater focus on individualised sound patterns.

The development of phonics learning skills in line with age related expectations led to an increased phonics score.

Speech and Language needs

 

Speech and Language specialist

£1525

Speech and Language specialist employed to support individuals once a week.

An Increased staff confidence and knowledge for taking over this role in the future. Individual work was provided for speech therapy targets.

 Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

 

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual       gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who get any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get free school meals.

For more information please visit, www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals 

To claim FSM and therefore enable your child to access this additional support, you can either complete the form available from the school office or complete an online application.

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Nov 12, 2018

Children in Need - "Spotty" Day

Friday 16th November is Children in Need Day.  Bring a donation into school on that Friday and come to school wearing anything/everything "Spotty".  Dont forget sensible shoes and a coat as the children will still be going outside.  Thank you for your support.

Sep 11, 2018

New Intake - Parent Tours

We will be holding 4 tours for our new September 2019 intake.  These will take place on:
15th October at 1.45pm
5th November at 1.45pm
26th November at 1.45pm
7th January 2019 at 1.45pm
Please call the school office to book a place.  Please note that due to space we cannot accomodate prams/pushchairs. Thank you

PLEASE NOTE it is the responsibility of parents to apply for a school place at the correct time.  You will not receive any letters from Essex County Council to inform you that you must apply for your child's school place. 
 
*  From the 12th November 2018 you can apply online for your child's primary school place.
*  You must submit an application by the national closing date 15th JANUARY 2019
 
Sep 10, 2018

FLOOD !

If you can, please pop along to St Andew's Church between the 20-22 September as they are holding an exhibition in relation to the Flooding which took place in Wickford in 1958.  Entry is free and there will be lots of interesting photos, films and articles from the Wickford Community for you to take a look at.

 

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Elder Avenue,

Wickford,

Essex,

SS12 0LR

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