Pupil Premium at Oakfield Park School
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to students from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
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This year the school will be eligible for approximately £39,050 of Pupil Premium Grant for the academic year 2017-2018. This is how we intend to use the money to support pupil progress:
To continue to narrow the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raise attainment in Literacy and Numeracy of those pupils with complex and additional needs in low income families. Intended Outcomes in spending Pupil Premium Grant:
• Improve early literacy skills including functional communication
• Improve early literacy progress including expressive / comprehension B Squared data
• Improve early numeracy skills
• Provide curriculum enrichment opportunities through 1-1 / group music therapy to promote increased attention, focus, self-esteem and well being (1 day a week)
• Provide Intervention opportunities to further promote pupil progress in Literacy (three days TA a week)
• Provide opportunities to develop individual literacy skills through the Reading Eggs programme / sessions
• Provide opportunities to develop Numeracy skills through Maths Seeds programme / sessions
• Develop Pen Friend/ Sensory boxes to support literacy skills
Schools are free to spend Pupil Premium funding according to how they feel each individual student can best be supported. Below are details of how we at Oakfield Park School plan to spend the money to support pupil progress.
We continually evaluate the impact of our Pupil Premium expenditure on educational attainment to ensure that we are utilising it to its maximum benefit. We regularly assess and analyse pupil progress using B Squared and CASPA (Comparison and Analysis of Special Pupil Achievement) to determine whether our pupils are making better than expected progress, expected progress or less than expected progress.100% of our Pupil Premium students achieved expected or above expected progress according to CASPA 2016 – 2017.