At Micklem Primary School we use our pupil premium funding in a range of ways.
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, djembe, guitar and brass.
Some children are supported socially, emotionally and to encourage punctuality and attendance through places at the breakfast and after school club. The school has used pupil premium funding to contribute to the full time employment of a learning mentor/ pastoral support worked
The pupil premium strategy for 2017 18 is focused on personalising support for each individual child whilst ensuring the best quality of teaching and learning. .
We received £2115 in Early Years pupil premium for 2017 and 2018. This is being used to ensure additional focus on early language development.
From September 2017 we received Pupil Premium plus for each child looked after in school. The total amount is still to be confirmed but is in the region of £5500 for the financial year 2017/18. The school has spent this funding in a range of ways including personalised tuition, on line tuition, music lessons, swimming lessons and therapeutic interventions.
The pupil premium strategy published below details the impact of our spending in 2016/17 and how we intend to use our pupil premium in 2017/18 to improve outcomes for pupils.