Pupil Premium

Pupil PremiumAt West Earlham Junior School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to succeed. Pupil premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and this policy outlines how we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect.

Pupil Premium Spending

Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions have had a positive impact on children’s attainment.

Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we now ensure that pupils make good progress, but historically levels of attainment are lower for FSM (eligible for free school meals)- this is also a national trend.

Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. Our aim is to ensure that children with low attainment on entry make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.

Targeted support is being provided through one-to-one and small group tuition throughout the school. All teachers provide support through one-to-one mentoring meetings throughout the year. These interventions support children in knowing where they are in their learning and what they need to do to improve their work.

Increasing parental engagement has been a major focus. The school has an excellent pastoral team providing excellent communication with and support for parents in building a better understanding of strategies to support children at home. There has also been a range of learning opportunities to help parents develop their own skills, often working alongside their children.