Pupil Premium

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    The Pupil Premium is money given to school by the government in order to raise standards for those children who are eligible for Free School Meals, children from families in the Armed Forces and previously Looked After Children (adoption/ residency orders etc). The funding is in addition to the main school budget. The school is free to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, but this would normally be on staffing and/or resources.

    Pupil premium funding at West Park is currently £27,060 per annum. We have decided to spend this in the following ways:

    1. Funding to maintain class assistant support, as this is an effective method of ensuring that individual children’s needs are being met.


    • Teaching Assistant directed time maths
    • Teaching Assistant directed time literacy
    • Additional phonics / pupil access to small groups
    • I can count maths intervention
    • More able and talented session
    • First class at number intervention
    • Teaching Assistant communication & social skills

    2. The commitment to teaching assistant CPD to support behaviour and positive play.

    3. To fund a Parent Support Worker (Mrs Kerridge) for one afternoons per week to work with parents and children and provide family intervention if needed. 

    4. Fund nurture groups for two afternoons per week after our commitment to ELSA training. 

    5. Employ a band 6 teaching assistant as our attendance officer, working to support families whose attendance is of concern.  Pupil Premium funding will release Mrs Devonshire for one afternoon per week

    6. Enrichment activities financial support including the Y5/6 residential

    7. Homework support including online resources


    We would consider the greatest barriers to our cohort in receipt of Pupil Premium to be:

    • Progress for children within the middle and high PAG in receipt of Pupil Premium particularly moving from work within the expected standard to working at greater depth within the curriculum.
    • Social and emotional needs leading to poor concentration and behaviour



    Key Stage 2 Results 2018 for Pupil Premium:

    KS2 Pupil Premium Results

    September 2019 – Pupil Premium Strategy Review Date