Pupil Premium Statement
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from lower income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months in local authority care. It is also allocated to families of servicemen and women.
At Rise Park Infant School we receive this Pupil Premium finding from the Government which is in addition to the main school funding. Schools are free to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent on these children in order to close the attainment gap between vulnerable groups of children and to ensure they reach their full educational potential.
Our Termly tracking enables us to identify our targeted groups of children who are in need of small group intervention work. This tracking also enables us to see the impact of the intervention work. The leadership Team analyse performance data in order to identify gaps in attainment and to determine the focus areas for additional support to children. In addition to this teachers identify pupil premium children on their planning and ensure through first quality teaching and differentiation of the curriculum that their individual needs are met.
The Sutton Trust has completed a research programme ( www-suttontrust.com/education-endowment-foundation/toolkit) looking at twenty one different approaches to improving learning in school analysing the progress over the course of a school year that an expected child might expect to make. Successful learning strategies that have been found to improve learning most dramatically are rated as follows (most effective strategies first)
- Meta – cognition and self- regulation strategies
- Peer Tutoring and peer assisted learning
- Early Years Intervention
- One to one tutoring
- Effective feedback and Assessment for learning
- Parental Involvement
- Reducing class size
- Individualised instruction
- Learning styles
- Arts participation
- Ability grouping
- Sports participation
- After schools programmes
- Teaching assistants
- Block scheduling
- School uniform
- Performance Pay
Click here to read this year's funding statement and find out how the Pupil Premium Funding will be used at Rise Park Infant School.
Previous funding allocations: