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The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional funding to the main school budget, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle the disadvantaged reaches the pupils who need it most.

It is allocated to children who are eligible for Free School Meals (and since 2012 this has included those children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years, known as Ever 6 pupils) and to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.  However they will be held accountable for how they  have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families, and from September 2012 schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the premium.  

Cradley School pupil premium is used to support a range of programmes taught by teachers and teaching assistants.  This includes national programmes and in house target groups aimed at specific children and groups to remove barriers to learning, aiming to move children forward at an accelerated progress.  The premium is also used to support children socially and emotionally by, for example, paying towards the costs of anger management and social skills classes, further potential barriers to learning.  The money also part funds our ‘Children’s Champion’, a qualified teacher who targets Pupil Premium children and other needy pupils.

One way of assessing how effective the funding has been is to examine the progress these children have made academically. 

 

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Pupils on Roll YR-Y6  116 110 130
Ever 6 children  21 15 12
Total Amount Received  £19,000 £19500 £14,820
       
Pupil Premium Achievement Data Based on 17 Based on 15 Based on 12
% making expected progress in Reading 94% 87% 100% (whole school 93%)
% making expected progress in Writing 59% 73% 100% (whole school 89%)
% making expected progress in Mathematics 76% 93% 100% (whole school 92%)
Of the FSM the following percentage are Statemented 0% 0% 0%
Of the FSM the following percentage are on the SEN register at SA or SA+ 19% 20%

8%

 

To quantify expected progress, results are taken from the KS1 SAT’s and the optional SAT’s at Year 3, 4 and 5, and lastly the SAT’s at KS2.  The Early Years Foundation Profile and the Phonics Test are not used.  YR results are not appropriate.

Children with an Education Health Care plan (EHC, previously classified as ‘statemented’) are children with significant special educational needs that can impact upon progress.  School Action and School Action Plus are children who are experiencing difficulties which may hinder their progress.

Value of the Month

COURAGE

For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.'

Isaiah 41:13

Chosen by Mr Barker (Maintenance Man)

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to:

Nursery:

Faith & Arthur

Class 1

Harry M, Hugo & Blake

Class 2

Naomi & Connor

 Class 3

Rudi, Minnie & Preston

 Class 4

Finn & Harley

Class 5

Tilly W & Bo

All school children

Well done to all of you!

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