At Coleshill C of E Primary School we are committed to promoting the progress and attainment of all our pupils whatever their backgrounds. We commit to our mission statement which includes equality and diversity.
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Pupil Premium is funding given to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Funding is allocated to children in receipt of free school meals (FSM) and is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage, in particular any gap in attainment where this exists.
In making appropriate provision for this we also acknowledge that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals, therefore the Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as needing additional support to achieve improved outcomes in learning and/or well-being.
For the academic year 2017/18 we expect to receive a total of £78,328 Pupil Premium as a direct grant from the Department for Education.
Coleshill C of E Primary School received a total of £71,720 Pupil Premium as a direct grant from the Department for Education for 2016/17.
Allocation of Pupil Premium
Pupil Premium funding has been sent on individual tuition and small group support, reducing the adult:child ratio. All classes in our school have additional adult support for at least three hours of every day. This ensures that the needs of our pupils can be met in small groups, including those eligible for free school meals.
We have a dedicated team of support staff who work across the school to ensure access to the curriculum by the provision of interventions in reading, writing, phonics and mathematics for children who are not making expected progress or reaching national levels of attainment.
We also have a ‘Sunshine’ Group which caters for the social, emotional needs of children who may be falling behind because of friendship, social or emotional barriers to learning, including a lack of self confidence.
We have a high adult to child ratio in our Early Years classes to ensure that children can be taught in small groups and this helps us to address needs around communication and language from early on in a child’s school career.
We have a tracking system which enables us to track the progress and attainment of children in reading, writing, phonics and mathematics on a half termly basis. This is analysed to ensure that all children whatever their back grounds are able to access the curriculum and are making good progress.
Our Literacy and Numeracy based curriculum is resourced to ensure that all children have access to quality texts and books throughout their school career.
We provide after school clubs, trips and visitors to enrich the curriculum and make sure that all children have additional learning experiences outside the normal school day.
Impact of Pupil Premium - "closing the gap"
In 2016, the disadvantaged pupils in school achieved in all subjects at least as well as, and often better than, other pupils in school and the national average.