At Micklem Primary School we use our pupil premium funding in a range of ways. For the academic year 2018-19 we have employed a dedicated Pupil Premium focussed teacher. She will work alongside individual class teachers, starting with Year 6, to ensure that any gaps in learning are closed and that the needs of our higher attaining pupil premium children are met.
Teaching assistants and higher level teaching assistants are funded for additional hours to support children in personalised and small group interventions throughout the school day. This includes support for social and emotional needs as well as academic learning.
Support is offered through a range of initiatives such as one to one tuition, extra curriculum sessions in maths and English, support for children to attend school trips and school journeys.
Pupil premium children identified as musically enthusiastic or talented are in receipt of additional music lessons in the following instruments; clarinet, guitar and brass. In order to raise aspiration for our advanced brass players, they are receiving additional tuition with a view to working towards grade 1.
Some children are supported socially, emotionally and to encourage punctuality and attendance through places at the breakfast and after school club. The school has a dedicated pastoral care team. Pupil premium funding contributes to a percentage of the costs of employing a full time Learning Mentor and a part-time Nurture Lead. Pupil premium funding is also used to buy in specialist support including play therapy and counselling.
We received £2488 in Early Years pupil premium for 2018 -2019. This is being used to ensure additional focus on early language development.
For 2018 - 2019 we are predicted to receive £1791 Pupil Premium plus for our children who are looked after by the local authority. The school spends this funding in a range of ways including personalised tuition, on line tuition, music lessons, swimming lessons and therapeutic interventions. The spend is in response to need at the time and in conjunction with targets identified through each child's Personal Education Plan.
The pupil premium strategy published below details the impact of our spending in 2017/18 and how we intend to use our pupil premium in 2018/19 to improve outcomes for pupils.
(including a review of 2017-2018)
(including a review of 2016 -2017)