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Castleview School

Castleview School

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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‚Äźexpected 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:

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019/2020

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:

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

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:

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.