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Pupil Premium Summary:

Pupil Premium funding is additional funding for publicly funded schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities. The aim of the funding is to assist schools in closing the gaps between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. Tackling the challenges faced by all children, including our vulnerable children, and giving them the best opportunities  possible is key to our teaching and learning ethos at Linton Mead. We use our pupil premium funding very carefully to ensure our vulnerable children receive the best support possible. Our Ofsted Inspection in September 2016 reported that as a school 'the most able mathematicians now make rapid progress from their higher starting points across the whole school. This includes the most able disadvantaged pupils... Pupils of all abilities are provided with appropriate reading materials and support in lessons across the curriculum' and finally 'the school’s own progress tracking information and outcomes at the end of the most recent school year demonstrate that previous differences between groups of pupils have diminished'.

  
Pupil Premium Strategy
Summary Information
School Linton Mead Primary School
Academic Year 2017-2018 Total Pupil Premium Budget £259,880 Date of Review Sept 2017
Total number of pupils ?? Number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium 196 Date of internal review of Pupil Premium strategy ??

Barriers to success and progress in attainment

A significant number of our pupil premium children also have SEND needs and this can add to their complex learning difficulties. Examples being, severe autism, dyslexia and ADHD. This also includes ongoing physical and health concerns.
Children who are pupil premium can also have Child Protection issues which contribute to complex social and emotional difficulties which will act as a barrier to their academic and social success.
Oral communication skills and vocabulary acquisition is often low for children in receipt of PP funding on entry to FS 2. This slows early progress for these children especially in Reading writing and maths.
Some children present with insecure learning skills such as focus, self-organisation and aspirations. This can lead to learning gaps and low self- esteem especially over KS2
Social disadvantage can manifest in limited aspirations and a lack of parental engagement. Children may not be exposed to rich and varied life experiences and this can put them at a disadvantage

 Our vision for all children at Linton Mead 

Our main objectives for the children who qualify for Pupil Premium are for them to do as well academically as children that do not qualify for Pupil Premium. We are determined that all our children are resilient, problem solvers in control of their actions and choices. We are also looking to extend their understanding of the wider world by offering them opportunities that they may not get at home. Our Pupil Premium spend is based on high-impact, research-based recommendations, for example from esteemed research groups such as the Education Endowment Foundation and The Sutton Trust. We are also a research based professional learning community working in close partnership with Goldsmith's University.

Successful outcomes for our children at Linton Mead

To continue to reduce the in-school attainment gap between Pupil Premium children and Non-Pupil Premium children in reading, writing and maths. Academic attainment is but one measure, along with life skills, a healthier lifestyle and confidence to progress in their next stage of development

To identify and track higher attaining Pupil Premium children ensuring they are challenged and reach their full potential.

To raise the aspirations of Pupil Premium children and their families.

To develop links between the school and families at home.

To increase targeted extended school opportunities for Pupil Premium pupils.

To increase the range of services available to support the wellbeing of Pupil Premium pupils.

How will we spend the pupil premium funding?

Action/ Approach Provision Desired outcome/ rationale Cost detail Cost
Coaching and mentoring

Family support worker

Nurture and self esteem learning support

 

We will offer specifically focused sessions to vulnerable children to support them with social and emotional difficulties, so that all children are able to access learning effectively.

The school has a Family Support Worker to support children to access all educational provision effectively.

Family Support worker

Level 4 Teaching Assistant

Training and development

£46,000
Reading

School Library.

Investment in high quality texts.

Let's Think English training and development including network membership.

OCR level 7 support and STEPS interventions

Focussed interventions from Inclusion team

Outstanding training and development to ensure high quality first teaching.

Specific interventions, for example 'Word up'.

Support for within school research and development. Release time, time for Deputy Head Teacher and Lead Researcher

Children receive a personalised provision, where appropriate, to ensure all learning gaps are closed

This will ensure that all children get the best provision possible within the classroom for Reading. Teaching is rapidly improving and children are receiving at least good teaching consistently across the school with a significant increase in outstanding teaching.

Ensure that interventions for vulnerable groups, are taught by outstanding practitioners and learning gaps are closed.

 

Training and development.

Books.

Specialised interventions.

Designated Specialist Provision.

£30,000
Writing

Outstanding training and development to ensure high quality first teaching.

Let's Think English training and development including network membership.

OCR level 7 support and STEPS interventions

Focussed interventions from Inclusion team

Phonics interventions

Specific interventions, for example 'Word up', 'Together in Communication'.

Precision teaching in Grammar to close learning gaps.

Children receive a personalised provision, where appropriate, to ensure all learning gaps are closed

This will ensure that all children get the best provision possible within the classroom for Writing. Teaching is rapidly improving and children are receiving at least good teaching consistently across the school with a significant increase in outstanding teaching.

Ensure that interventions for vulnerable groups, are taught by outstanding practitioners and learning gaps are closed.

Training and development.

Specialised interventions.

Designated Specialist Provision.

£15,000
Maths

Outstanding training and development to ensure high quality first teaching.

Let's Think Maths training and development including network membership.

Focussed interventions from Inclusion team

Precision teaching in Maths to close learning gaps.

Children receive a personalised provision, where appropriate, to ensure all learning gaps are closed

This will ensure that all children get the best provision possible within the classroom for Maths. Teaching is rapidly improving and children are receiving at least good teaching consistently across the school with a significant increase in outstanding teaching.

Ensure that interventions for vulnerable groups, are taught by outstanding practitioners and learning gaps are closed.

Training and development.

Specialised interventions.

Designated Specialist Provision.

£7,000
Curriculum Topics

Assessment across the curriculum - training and development. 

Quality first teaching.

Creative curriuclum tool.

Small groups.
Specialised interventions.

Speech and Language Therapy.

Forest School.

Designated Specialist Provision.

Educational Psychologist time.

ICT

Resources 

Training and Development

At Linton Mead we feel passionately about offering a stimulating and engaging curriculum which produces memorable outcomes. We will be investing money so that children have the opportunity to achieve amazing results in their learning. 

Training and development.

Specialised interventions.

Designated Specialist Provision.

Assessment tool.

Creative curriculum tool.

£78,000
Music

Music Hub

Music teacher

Resources

Links with Woolwich Polytechnic School.

To ensure our children receive outstanding music learning.

Specialist teachers.

Music hub.

Release time. Woolwich Polytechnic teacher.

£25,000
Wider Curriculum

Subsidised after school clubs

Playground activities

SATs breakfast
Residential trips

Outdoor learning

At Linton Mead we feel passionately about offering a stimulating and engaging curriculum which produces memorable outcomes. We will be investing money so that children have the opportunity to achieve amazing results in their learning. 

Support staff

Specialist coaches

 

£35,000
Health and Well being School Nurse £6150