Pupil Premium 2017

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) expected 

Number of pupils on roll – 385

Number of pupils eligible for PPG – 16

Total amount of PPG due to be received 2017/18 financial year – £22,560

Barriers to learning for pupils eligible for pupil premium funding 

The majority of children who receive the pupil premium grant at Meadowdale do not have specific learning needs so our challenge is to provide enrichment and curriculum enhancement. However, some pupils may not be at the expected standard for their age which may impact on their ability to access the curriculum effectiverly. Other barriers for some of our pupils may include financial constraints in accessing a wide range of cultural experience. We are also keen to monitor pupil well-being and ensure that emotional support is provided if needed as we are aware that emotional difficulties can impact on a child’s academic progress.

Intervention strategies planned for 2017/18 

Academic Support – £3,312: 

  • Individual tuition
  • In-class support

Provisional development for teachers and support staff to maintain high quality teaching for PPG eligible pupils – £7,233:

  • Staff training for teaching the dance curriculum
  • HLTA/TA/LSA training and support

Targeted specialist interventions – £8,265: 

  • Drama therapy
  • Social development
  • Emotional support

Individual financial support – £2,000: 

  • Residential trips
  • School trips
  • Uniform
  • After school clubs
  • Music tuition

Enrichment activities – £1,750: 

  • Sports activities
  • Enterprise club

How we will judge the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant 2017/18

  • By using assessment data to evaluate academic progress following interventions.
  • By evaluation a range of qualitative data relating to pupil well-being and curriculum enrichment provision.

Date of next review of Pupil Premium Strategy – September 2018