Pupil premium at Seascale Primary School
The school historically has very low numbers of children eligible for FSM.
Each child that we have is tracked and their individual needs are addressed.
In our small cohort the girls in KS2 are at or exceeding the age expectation for their age.
They have extra curricula opportunities in the school including support for music lessons and attendance to a wide variety of clubs.
The boys are at or just below their age expectation. The main barrier to their learning is positive engagement in learning.
We have targeted these boys with breakfast reading clubs, nurture groups, support in class, as well as support for going on school trips.
As a school we have used some of the Pupil Premium money to purchase Lexia reading and Mathletics which has been used across the school to raise attainment in spelling and reading.
We have also trained our staff in Kagan structures to support all children in class engagement.
The pupil premium funding is allocated to the school from the government to help and support children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Below are details about how pupil premium is allocated and spent within our school.
Spend for 2017/18
LEXIA an online reading and spelling package. Cost of £50 per pupil
MATHLETICS on line programme to engage in maths skills. Cost of £25 per pupil
Numicon intervention Programme 15 hrs delivering at an approximate cost of £225
Kagan training, further structures £1100
Breakfast reading club to support children who find it hard to read at home. £75 per child
Enrichment, music lessons and clubs, amount depedant uptake of individuals.
All children wishing to attend a residential or school trip able to do so.
One of the problems we are finding in the Lower end of the school is awareness of those families who are eligible for support.
To tackle this we have decided to create a simple help sheet for parents and to ensure that this is shared with families as they start school. We have had some success with this and have identified some children in this group. As a result we have had a rise in the number of eligible families receiving the pupil premium grant.