Allocation of Pupil Premium for 2023-24 is £91,195
Pupil Premium Grant
The use of Pupil Premium Grant funding has been reviewed each term to identify strengths, areas for development and subsequent actions.
Our plans build on the successes of our work in 2022/23 and focus on a tiered approach to Pupil Premium spending Teaching, Targeted Support and Wider Strategies to make maximum impact for all eligible learners in our school.
The use of the Pupil Premium Grant is outlined in the Whitby Heath Pupil Premium policy. A breakdown of the identified activities and interventions which are funded through the grant within our school are outlined in our annual expenditure document outlines for 2022/23 and plans for 2023/24.
The work of our Learning Mentors and trained ELSAs, is part funded through the grant. Through these roles, support for our more vulnerable children is given and has proved to have a significant impact in helping children to improve self esteem and confidence and become positive learners.
As a school we have identified groups of children, which include those in receipt of pupil premium, who benefit from targeted additional academic support specifically in reading, writing and maths. These include children who benefit from additional opportunities be stretched further in their learning. These groups are identified through pupil progress and health check meetings each half term and appropriate programmes/support is identified and reviewed at these meetings.
Support may be through quality first teaching intervention with Teachers or Teaching Assistants who have been trained for the specific interventions led. These may include ELSA, Pathways to Progress, Number Stacks, Lexia, Lexonic, IDL, 1:1 tuition in Phonics, as well as bespoke programmes of work.
In addition, we believe that the children also gain from a wide range of opportunities that prepare and inspire the children to be learners as well as take responsibility for their own wellbeing. As such a range of programmes have are supported through this grant including an annual programme of a range of Health and Well Being workshops, musical instrument tuition, as well as residential events and a variety of educational visits throughout the year.
Please see the attached documents for further information about our use of Pupil Premium funding at our school.
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