Aims of the Pupil Premium:
At Yorkley Primary School, we aim to spend our Pupil Premium funding in the most effective ways. We consider both the academic and social needs of the children in our care. We target the funding well from the outset, being responsive and flexible to individual needs and use progress and tracking procedures to identify the strengths and weaknesses of individual pupils. Effective intervention strategies are used in order to close gaps in the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, particularly within English and Maths. These strategies are routinely evaluated and analysed, as is the impact upon pupil attainment.
At Yorkley Primary School, we are passionate about developing the whole child. Therefore, at Yorkley Primary School we have adopted a 3-tiered approach to Pupil Premium spending to focus on strategies which will have the greatest impact.
1: Teaching: Improving the quality of teaching and providing professional development opportunities is at the forefront of our approach. Evidence strongly suggests that the most effective way to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children is through excellent classroom teaching. Ensuring an effective teacher is in front of every class, and that every teacher is supported to keep improving, is key to ensuring high quality provision for all.
2: Targeted Academic Support: We use small group interventions led by additional teachers linked to effective classroom teaching and learning. Evidence consistently demonstrates the positive impact targeted academic support can have.
3: Wider Strategies: Providing support in tackling the most significant, non-academic barriers to success at school is the final, important tier. Such support includes addressing attendance issues and providing behaviour and social and emotional support, including focusing on the wellbeing of our children. Yorkley Primary School strongly believes that working together with parents, carers and the wider community is vital. The school works with parents and members of the local community, providing additional support and signposting external agency support, where necessary.
Use of Research and Evidence
The school uses both schools-based, County and National evidence to inform the work we do. The approaches we use are regularly evaluated to ensure high impact upon learning and development and value for money. The work we complete with all children is monitored and evaluated closely and only approaches and interventions which have shown impact are used. Key sources of research used by the school include Sutton Trust and the Education and Endowment Fund toolkit.
How to claim your child’s Pupil Premium:
Your child may be eligible for Free School Meals – and accordingly Pupil Premium – if you receive any of the following benefits:
•Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance;
•Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance;
•Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
•Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit;
•Child Tax Credit, (provided that you’re not eligible for Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190); or
For every child that is entitled to Free School Meals the school receives extra funding to enhance provision and improve progress and outcomes for children. So please apply even if you do not wish to take up your Free School Meal.
Please read the Pupil Premium summary report and Pupil Premium policy below which gives details of our Pupil Premium funding and how we effectively use allocated funding to best support the children who are eligible.
*Links to Pupil Premium Policy
*Department for Education link
Please click this link to view our Pupil Premium Policy:Pupil Premium March 2021 to 2022