Pupil Premium

Please note, the school is currently developing its Pupil premium Strategy for 2016-17

Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in 2011. It is a specific grant based on school census figures for those children eligible for Free School Meals.

At Astmoor Primary School we aim to:

  • Ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • Ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups including those who might be considered socially disadvantaged, in order to raise the standard of achievement of those pupils
  • Allocate pupil premium funds following analysis of needs within classes and groups or for individual children
  • Accelerate progress of children particularly in the key areas of reading, writing and maths

Pupil Premium for 2015-16 - £130,935
In the academic year 2015-16, pupil premium was used to support the following things:
  • Providing small group work with experienced staff focusing on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1-1support for children
  • Providing a full-time Family Support Worker to help families dealing with difficult circumstances
  • Employing an Art Therapist
  • Employing a Speech and Language therapist
  • Enrichment opportunities such as music performances from experts, working with artists and other experts and visiting theatre companies
  • Heavily subsidising residential trips for children in Year 3 and Year 5
  • Offering complimentary therapies to children for experiencing stress

In the academic year 2016-17, pupil premium money will be used to support the following things:

  • Employing a full time Family Support Worker to offer help when families most need it
  • Employing an Art Therapist to support children struggling with emotional or behavioural issues
  • Employ a speech and language therapist to support children with complex speech and language problems and to provide assistance in identifying problems within the early years.
  • Allowing targeted small group or 1-1 interventions to take place
  • Heavily subsidising Residential Visits for Year 3 and Year 5 children
  • Shine week at the end of the school year
  • Enrichment opportunities such as music performances, theatre groups, museum visits and specialist visitors into school.

Our strategy for pupil premium spending for 2016 -17 is below.

Pupil Premium Strategy