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Laygate Community School

Where Learning Creates Success

Laygate Lane, South Shields, Tyne And Wear NE33 4JJ

01914562470

info@laygate.s-tyneside.sch.uk

Pupil Premium  

For the Financial Year 2016-2017 the school's allocation of Pupil Premium is £180,837.  Please click the link below for Pupil Premium Strategy and Impact 2016-17

 

Pupil Premium Strategy & Impact 2016-17

 

Please click the link below to see how we have allocated this funding and to see how we have allocated funding in previous years.

 

Pupil Premium Summary

 

Much of our Pupil Premium Funding is directed in employment of staff to ensure the very best adult:child ratios across school. It also secures the full time release of our Inclusion Manager who closely monitors children from all vunerable groups and ensure teachers and support staff are putting in the most appropriate interventions to ensure each child makes progress.

The impact of the funding on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school for whom the grant funding was allocated is:

Children are regularly assessed both socially and academically and those who are seen to be falling behind have specific interventions and resources both in terms of staff and equipment that will help to narrow the gap. Our published data endorses that fact that we are making significant efforts to ensure that all our children achieve.

Our Aim

The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support us in achieving our aim of helping every child to achieve their full potential. As a school, we do this by:

  • Assuring the best possible delivery of learning experiences in the classroom
  • We have a range of group and individual interventions designed to support those with identified needs.
  • We try to offer a rich and varied selection of activities designed to engage and motivate pupils, raising their own aspirations as well as creating a positive view of learning for all children.

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for any disadvantaged pupil, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals (FSM) will be disadvantaged - therefore for the purpose of this policy FSM children will include past as well as current recipients of that entitlement.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. As a school, we reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.
  • Any identified group will be made up of FSM children and non FSM children, where their needs are similar, or where meeting their needs helps to create a learning environment more conducive to success for all.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited staffing and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals may be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any one time.

Provision

The range of provision the Governors may consider making for this group could include:

  1. Achievement and Standards work including additional class based or focussed intervention work to accelerate progress of targeted groups or individuals
  2. Teaching and Learning Support Assistants to enable children to fully access learning and accelerate progress where there are specific barriers other than identified Special Educational Learning needs
  3. Pastoral work through our Learning Mentor which undertakes work to raise self esteem, extend their personal skill set and support children to make appropriate choices in order to maximise learning opportunities
  4. Out of Hours Activities to ensure that children are given a full opportunity to develop other talents in sport, creativity and other activities that may improve self confidence and motivation for learning.

All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve L3 or 5 achievement. Provision may not necessarily be aimed at children receiving other support.

 

Reporting

It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher to produce regular reports for Governors on:

  • The progress made towards narrowing the gap for socially disadvantaged pupils
  • An outline of the provision in place at the school
  • An evaluation of the impact, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision
  • The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on the school's website on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of 'narrowing the gap', for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out being mindful of any requirements published by the Department for Education.