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Pupil Premium

PPG Funding Report 2016/17

St. Stephen’s Infant School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals, who is a Looked After Child or a child of Serving Military personnel. We are required to publish online information about how we are using this premium, which totals £63,940  for 2015-16. This amount is calculated based on the numbers of children who have been eligible in the last 6 years from the Local Authority. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially. The Governing Body of the school have decided that this year the grant should be spent as follows to meet the needs of our pupils:

  • 1:1 tuition from our Deputy Headteacher.
  • Additional group support and interventions by our Deputy Headteacher, a qualified teacher/Forest School teacher, our Family Liaison Officer (FLO).
  • Financial support to enable the child to fully access their education; i.e. support with uniform, breakfast or afterschool club and subsidise educational visits.
  • Family support from our FLO and FSW.
  • Dedicated time in Forest School, small group, with Forest School Teacher. Nurture group to develop confidence, risk taking skills and communication skills. Measured through pupils wellbeing and involvement. 
  • Workshops which enrich the curriculum and provide new experiences.
  • Emotional support for vulnerable children, TA - Trained counsellor and 'Talking and Drawing'.
  • Early Years intervention for children with speech difficulties and additional support for children with English as an additional language, TA trained in delivering 'Speech Link'.

Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who attract this funding will be socially disadvantaged.

In the year 2014-2015 and this current academic year our pupil premium support and intervention programme had and are having a significant impact on all pupils. However, we are aware as a school that we need to continue to support closing the gap for our vulnerable pupils.