Pupil Premium + Sports Funding

Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.  Information about our school pupil premium strategy is given below, although a more detailed analysis of impact at individual level is held at school. This information is confidential and cannot be shared due to small numbers.

The aim is to accelerate the learning of all pupil premium children so that they achieve or exceed national expectations in English and Maths. As small schools we do not have many pupils receiving pupil premium funding. However a range of interventions are used to deliver tailored support, addressing specific areas of learning identififed for improvement.

 

Bentley Primary School

2017-18: Funding received: £5280, based on 4 eligible pupils.

Due to the small numbers of pupils within this focused group, our in school provision is carefully structured to ensure flexibility in meeting individual needs. A key part of our provision is  to ensure effective adult support is available as required during lesson time. Therefore, funding is used to ensure additional adult time is available within our mixed age classes.

In 2017-18, additional teacher time was timetabled one day a week for focused support with pupils in KS1. Children involved in this small support group reached or exceeded their individual targets by the end of the year and attainment was in line with national data.

The impact of this approach is reviewed on a half termly basis identifying pupil progress against key learning objectives. Provision is restructured as required to ensure intervention remain focused on next step targets for this group.

 

Copdock Primary School

2017-18 Funding received: £5,280 based on 4 eligible pupils.

Due to the small numbers of pupils within this focused group, our in school provision is carefully structured to ensure flexibility in meeting individual needs. A current barrier to achievement  for some children in this group is the development of positive mental health and social interaction. Some funding has been focused on ensuring available adult support to implement nurture groups and social skill development, including lego therapy as required.

All classes have access to additional adult time so that individual needs can be targeted in learning activities throughout the day.

In 2017-18, additional teacher time was timetabled one day a week to focus on individualised support for KS2 children. The children involved in this targeted group made good progress, achieving the expected standard in reading and maths. 

 

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Copdock Primary School

School Hill, Copdock

Ipswich, Suffolk

IP8 3HY

Tel: 01473 730337

admin@copdock.suffolk.sch.uk

Bentley CEVC Primary School

Church Road

Ipswich, Suffolk

IP9 2BT

Tel: 01473 310253

admin@bentley.suffolk.sch.uk

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Our Christian Ethos

Bentley is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School and has close links with the local church of St Mary's. As a church school we seek to encourage the spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of the school family by embedding Christian values into the ethos of every day school life.