Statement in Relation to the Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. In 2017/18 the school received £255 100 pa in Pupil Premium allocations.
Here at Holbrook we want to make sure that children from disadvantaged families achieve the BEST to give them the best possible life chances. Ask any of the children in our school what BEST stands for and they will tell you
Believe in yourself
Know your Targets
As a result the children are very clear that if they have high expectations of themselves, if they enthusiastic about their learning, if they stick at it and know what they need to improve, they will achieve their goals.
We believe that the best way for all children to make good progress is for their class teachers to have high expectations for their achievement.
The gap in achievement for children who are eligible for the funding continues to narrow because of the hard work of staff, parents and carers and the pupils themselves, in the majority of year groups children disadvantage children are doing as well or better than their peers. We believe that the best way for all children to make good progress is for their class teachers to have high expectations for their achievement, however we also believe that we want ALL children to achieve their potential and therefore continue to seek ways to narrow the gap even more.
We use the pupil premium funding in a variety of different ways. These include:
- After school clubs for children to receive extra support for reading writing and/or maths.
- A specialist teacher of maths to target individual pupils who need additional support, and to provide support to the teaching assistants who run a programme called firstclass@number
- Every year we run drama sessions to provide enrichment opportunities for children in year 6 and to support them with their KS2 SATs
- Increased Teaching Assistant support to deliver personalised and group learning programmes and for planning and preparation
- Increased learning mentor time to support vulnerable children and families and increase pupil attendance/punctuality
- Teaching assistants dedicated to working with targeted children across the school
- Additional specialist teaching support targeted at specific year groups
- Contribution to the funding for breakfast club to support with attendance and well-being
- Additional teachers to reduce class sizes in Year 5 and 6
- Contribution to the cost of an Assistant head teacher for each phase of the school to closely monitor the provision and progress of PP pupils in their hubs and to provide direct intervention where appropriate
- Provision of additional support for children in year 2 who need extra opportunities to read with an adult
- Buying additional reading resources to ensure pupils have the access to the most up-to–date resources to support their learning
We regularly monitor the impact of the ways we use the funding to make sure it is being used successfully. We review what we do and have the flexibility to make sure we can respond quickly to the needs of the children. To find out more about how we review progress and the main barriers to learning that our disadvantaged children may face, click here. If you would like to read a more detailed breakdown of how we spend the money click here.