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Castleview School

Castleview School

Exceptional Schools Award

Pupil Premium

Statement in Regard to Pupil Premium Funding

All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for our pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs. This is an essential, integral part of the development of the whole school community.

The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their full potential.

The Government have used pupils entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil who have been eligible for Free School meals in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continually for six months and a smaller amount for children of services personnel.

This fixed amount of money will increase every year of the course of this current Parliament.

At Castleview School, we used the PPG to overcome the main barriers to learning.  We will effectively use the Pupil Premium Grant to accelerate progress and ensure children meet at least age‐expected levels, if not significantly higher. We aim to narrow the attainment gap between those children who receive the grant and those that do not. We will achieve this by:

  • Providing individual, small group and additional support in English and Maths
  • Supporting children in developing their emotional resilience, motivation and attitude to learning
  • Increasing the wider opportunities that pupil premium children receive to enable them to fully participate in all aspects of school life.

PDF icon Spending and Impact report of Pupil Premium Grant 2017/2018

Pupil Premium 2018-2019

Summary of Spending and Interventions in 2018-19

Total number of pupils who will benefit from PPG is 24,

Total amount of PPG - £31,680 (24 x £1,320)

The PPG will be used in the following ways:

  • 1:1 specialist support teaching
  • 1:1 tutoring with qualified teacher
  • Group interventions with a qualified teacher
  • Additional TA hours to support in and out of class
  • 100% of the cost of school trips
  • Purchase of resources to support children
  • Purchase of ipads/tablets as required for PP children
  • Purchase of uniform as and when needed.
  • Support for SEN PPG children's extra curricular activities

With our children with the PPG there are a variety of barriers to achievement.  These are

  • EAL needs
  • SEN needs

We use a great deal of pre-teaching with our EAL PPG children as this enables them to have met the vocabulary at least once before the lesson.  This boosts their confidence prior to the lesson and gives them longer to embed their learning.  We also run a variety of workshops to show the parents exactly how we teach so that they can support their children at home.  These run for all parents so that parent to parent support can also take place.  We monitor the progress of our children through detailed tracking of their progress and attainment.  This is done via our tracking system as well as through discussions with the child, class teacher, LSAs and parents.

The PPG will be used in the following ways:

  • 1:1 specialist support teaching in English or Maths - this is planned on a weekly basis to link exactly with most up to date assessment from the teacher and in order to ensure that progress is being accelerated.
  • 1:1 tutoring with class teacher on a weekly basis - this again is planned on a weekly basis and will be linked to exactly what it is that the children have found tricky or need pre-teaching in. 
  • Reading Recovery support delivered by a qualified teacher
  • Group interventions with a qualified teacher
  • Additional TA hours to support in and out of class
  • 50% of the cost of school trips
  • Option of 50% off the Year 6 residential trip too
  • Purchase of resources to support children
  • Purchase of ipads/tablets as required for PP children
  • Purchase of uniform as and when needed.
  • Support for SEN PPG children's extra curricular activities

The next strategy review of our Pupil Premium policy and practice will be mid way through the year, in February 2019.  During this review we will measure the impact of our interventions via discussions with the children and parents, data/assessments and observations.