As with many schools, the Pupil Premium Pot at High Spen is a key tool in raising standards for specific groups of children. Funding is given to target specific groups of children who live with families meeting nationally agreed criteria.
Over the past three years our income from Pupil Premium has grown steadily. We are now able to employ three additional Teaching Assistants as well funding cover for greater proportions of Teacher time to carry out bespoke intervention with focus groups throughout school.
This year we are extending the success we have had when working with the parents and carers of our youngest children. Our Early Years staff are already running fun sessions to explore how pupils can be supported at home to help maximise potential at school. Following some excellent training (paid for from PPG) Mrs Coates and Miss Bullerwell are raving about the impact of the Success in Number intervention they are delivering to children in Y5&6.
The reports below are annual documents we produce to explain how we opt to invest the Pupil Premium we receive and most importantly the impact we are having in supporting children to reach their full potential.
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-2017
Please download our strategy statement below.
Pupil premium grant expenditure – Report to governors: 2015/16
Overview of the school