Pupil premium is carefully targeted once the needs of individuals have been assessed. Our experienced LSA’s have additional hours in order to focus on appropriate support interventions which mainly focus on extra support for English and Mathematics skills. Our aim is to make sure these children attain as well as their peers and this is monitored closely through internal tracking and regular professional dialogue between practitioners, teachers and headteacher. This funding has also been used to support extracurricular activities and resources. Some children have benefited from extra swimming lessons, joining our after school football, dance, reading and cooking clubs and the provision of support during holidays to join clubs.
In 2018/19 our plan is to continue the excellent support and interventions that are proving successful for our PP children. This includes children who are eligable for free school meals, children who are in Local authority care and children who are adopted or have a special guiardianship order. it also includes children from families in the Services.
Two more of our Learning Support Assistants will be completeing the 10 week ELKLAN training which will enhance the Speech and Language Support we provide. Children recieve individual support through targetted literacy, numeracy and OT sessions. The impact of these sessions are regularly discussed with teachers and the headteacher and successes are shared with parents and children.
The plan for our financial allocation this year is to provide additional hours for our experienced Support staff in order to provide timely interventions and skillful support for our PP children. We also plan to provide resources to enrich the social experiences of our children. This year we have budgeted for specific professional therapy support along with additional ongoing physio sessions to support fine and gross motor skills.