2018-19 review of pupil premium grant at Kettlewell

At Kettlewell Primary School, we were allocated £4,600 for the academic year 2018 – 2019.

We used this funding to support the needs of the current eligible children; due to small numbers, summary of barriers to educational achievement can be reported face to face by the EHT’s and/or Base Leader.

The funding was  allocated in the following ways with the primary aim of ensuring that the pupils made good progress  both academically and in their social and emotional development and were offered equality of opportunity in all aspects of their learning:

  1. Trauma and attachment training for staff
  2. Compass Buzz training for staff, to develop their skills and confidence, in order for them to improve and strengthen the support they can give to children, in relation to their mental health and well being
  3. Additional maths, reading and handwriting resources to support children with work in the classroom, specific to their needs
  4. Provide some opportunities for 1:1 and small group support in the classroom to support learning and  social/emotional development
  5. Music tuition for individual children

IMPACT of pupil premium spending for 2018 – 2019

  • Inclusive opportunities were available to pupils, which enabled a broader experience both academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Good progress made, as a result of intervention and individual support given to children, with achievement in most areas at expected
  • Increase in stamina for working at greater length, due to support to help increase children’s   focus and pace
  • Additional resources used to support learning in the classroom impacting on outcomes
  • Increase in children participating in the creative curriculum, impacting on confidence and self-esteem
  • Social and emotional management/confidence boosting, has significantly increased within school for the children
  • Improvement in handwriting with correctly formed and sized letters. Reading – there has been an increase in enthusiasm for reading and more inclination to read independently; decoding and fluency improved. Spelling and phonic knowledge improved as well as word recognition
  • Increased confidence and ability in maths, making good progress