Pupil Premium

Background

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Interventions

We employ the following interventions to narrow the gap between groups of pupils:

 

We buy in an additional teacher from the Support for Learning service (SLS)

  • Through this Tower Hamlets service we are able to provide additional support to children with Special Educational Needs who do not have a statement with specialist educational plans and additional teaching.

The school employs a Speech Therapist to work with children and train teaching assistants

  • Improving children’s speech at an early age has a huge impact on their educational outcomes. Our results at the end of Reception reflected this.

We employ a Learning Mentor Our Learning Mentor works with individual children and groups to address emotional issues.

  • The school buys in an additional Attendance and Welfare Consultant This allows us to provide support for parents and children with issues that can impact on school attendance. • We employ extra staff to support children in Year 1 and 2 in the basic skills of reading and writing
  • We employ specialist staff to support music teaching and learning Learning music has long been shown to develop thinking skills so we provide specialist music tuition in Years 3-5. We feel all of these interventions help to narrow the gap between groups of children. Allocation and impact.

The Clara Grant Primary Academy opened on March 1, 2018. The first financial reporting period of operation was March 1 – August 31, 2018. Thereafter financial reporting periods follow academic years.