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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.

In 2015 – 16, Byron Wood Academy received £322.183.08 with a total of 229 pupils eligible. This money was used to put appropriate provision in place to ensure the children make progress. This provision was either extra teachers to reduce class sizes, one to one tuition, additional small group support, small group and one to one interventions and subsidised educational visits and residential.

 Plan for PPG Spending 2016 – 2017

Objectives in spending PPG

This year we want to narrow the gap between FSM and non FSM children through the following strategies:

  • Additional TAs to support in F1, F2, Y1, Y4
  • Additional reading support in Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6
  • Additional teachers to reduce class sizes and support in Y5 and Y6
  • Purchasing new reading and phonic resources to support pupil attainment
  • HLTAs will work with new arrival children to accelerate their English language acquisition and progression – Language Classes
  • Quality training to ensure that phonics teaching is good.
  • Giving the children lots of enrichment activities through visits to the theatre, theatre productions in school, workshops, authors, illustrators
  • Subsidised visits and residentials
  • Summer school will ensure that children’s progress does not dip following the summer break
  • Purchase of books for Reciprocal Reading
  • Reading Recovery teacher in Y1 to accelerate children’s progress in reading for part of the year.
  • Continuation of Learning Mentors to improve attendance and promote high standards of learning behaviors for key children
  • 1:1 support for more able in Y1 to ensure all pupils reach their potential.