Our Strategy and Pupil Results
Pupil Premium Aims
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
At Victoria Primary School, our success criteria for effective pupil premium expenditure include:
- All eligible pupils are registered and in receipt of PPG
- PP Communication and Language scores at the end of EYFS are in line with non PP peers and close to National Average
- PP Reading, Writing and Mathematics scores in all year groups are in line with non PP peers
- Full participation in educational trips and visits by PP pupils
- Attendance of PP pupils is in line with non PP peers
Principles - seven building blocks to raising attainment for eligible pupils
- A whole-school ethos where achievement is for ALL
- Positive behaviour and attendance
- High quality teaching for ALL
- Individual learning needs are met
- Staff deployment is effective
- The strategy is data driven and responds to evidence
- Leadership is clear and responsive to needs
Pupil Premium funding is mainly spent in the following ways at Victoria Primary School:
- Delivering specific and measurable intervention, linked specifically to the EEF teaching and learning toolkit.
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher or TA focused on overcoming gaps in learning.
- Offering additional parent workshops and home learning opportunities to support parents to help their children’s learning outside school.
- Delivering intervention programmes to target newly arrived children and/or those who do not speak English as their first or main language.
- Targeting more able children and those on the Gifted and Talented register to ensure they reach their full potential.
- Paying for or part subsidising activities that broaden the knowledge of the curriculum or participation in school activities
- Ensuring good attendance, punctuality and readiness for learning of pupils through the breakfast club provision.
- Providing a counselling service for vulnerable pupils
- After school and holiday booster sessions.
It will be the responsibility of the Head of School (Mr R Gray), or a delegated member of staff, to include the following information in the annual data report for the Governing Body:
- The progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group , for socially disadvantaged children
- An outline of the provision that has been made since the last annual report
- An evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by children receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.
At the end of the academic year, the Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium Grant has been used to address the issue of "diminishing the gap" for socially disadvantaged children. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.