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Pupil Premium

Our school is allocated additional funding through the Pupil Premium Grant every financial year. Our Pupil Premium Report (available below) outlines what the Pupil Premium is and how it has been used to support both individuals and groups of pupils at Westdene Primary School during the past academic year. The impact of the outcomes of individual interventions has also been evaluated.

What is 'Pupil Premium'?

The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011. It is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Funding is paid, for the most part, to schools according to the number of pupils who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years or have been in care for six months or longer. [Ofsted, 2014].

The support that is provided at Westdene Primary is planned and organised by the Inclusion Coordinator and by the Pupil Premium Coordinator.

Our Values and Ethos

As a school, we are commited to ensuring:

  • that eligability for Pupil Premium is never confused with low ability
  • that inteventions do not compensate for less than good teaching
  • that interventions will be monitored and adjusted accordingly to reach desired outcomes

Pupil Premium Provision in 2017-18

At Westdene Primary, we are commited to providing support that will benefit all children and enable them to achieve highly and enjoy their learning.

All support is carefully planned, monitored and evaluated to ensure that it:

  • is effective so that pupil progress and achievement is maximised;
  • flexible to work around the classroom timetable;
  • meets the needs of the individual children involved;
  • is good value for money;
  • is inclusive.

The package of provision provided by the Pupil Premium for 2017-18 will include:

  • Reading Recovery including support and training to TAs and parent readers
  • First Class at Number maths groups with additional focus on bridging learning back into classroom to maximise progression
  • Fisher Family Trust Reading Programme to increase capacity for supporting children with early identified reading difficulties
  • Gross/fine motor groups including handwriting support
  • School start programme for Reception children
  • Talk Boost programme for Y1 and Y2
  • Learning Champions support for learners with dyslexic traits
  • 1:1 tutoring for KS2 children who are currently at risk of not making expected progress by the end of KS2 based on their KS1 result.
  • Inference support in Years 4, 5 and 6
  • Easter School (in preparation for the KS2 SATs)
  • A learning mentor to support emotional health and well-being for identified children
  • Tailor-made support to particular identified children such as 1:1 counseling – where needed 
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