Pupil Premium Lead Teacher
Mrs Sarah Armstrong (Co-Head of School)
Pupil Premium Funding
Pupil premium is government funding provided to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gaps between them and their peers. It is to provide opportunities and experiences to improve the outcomes for those children.
At Brooklands we use the Pupil Premium to ensure that our most vulnerable children are given opportunities with additional support to enhance their development and educational attainment.
- Children enter Brooklands at low starting places, particularly in communication, language and literacy and with a paucity of vocabulary. This impacts on phonics teaching and attention and listening skills.
- Children enter Brooklands with low levels of resources, including books of the correct level.
- Children are unable to access technology and make use of apps.
- The growing aspiration gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged, means experiences are not aligned.
- Some children find self-regulation, critical thinking, reasoning and problem solving challenging.
- Children’s attendance is not in line with national and persistent absence is above national.
- Reduce the gap between non PP and PP children’s attainment, particularly at GDS.
- Implementation of Read Write Inc. increases the percentage of PP children passing the Phonics Check.
- Implementation of Read Write Inc. increases the percentage of PP children reaching EXP and GDS in reading and writing.
- All children, without complicating factors, are fluent readers by the end of KS1.
- Write Dance supports fine motor control and letter formation in the Early Years.
- Interventions to support fine motor control in KS1
- Attendance for PP children improves and persistent absence reduces
Actions in place to support these outcomes
Additional adult support in class
Emotional Literacy program
Robust whole class reading program
Learning Mentor support
Delivery of the NELI programme
Well-being team support
More KS2 reading fluency books
Regular progress meetings to ascertain progress and need for additional support
Support given is targeted and measured for impact
All assessment systems involved rigorous analysis and next steps identified