Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional government funding which targets children on Free School Meals or who are Looked After Children or children of armed forces personnel.  It is given in order to improve their attainment and ‘narrow the gap’ with other children at Greenmead School.  In the financial year 2017-18 the amount of pupil premium for each pupil was £1,320 and at Greenmead we have 23 eligible children.  This gives a total funding of £30,360.

At Greenmead we have looked carefully at this group of children and chosen to spend the majority of the money on projects which will enhance their experience at this school.  Other children will also benefit from these projects.
This is how we intend to spend the money from April 2017 to March 2018.

 

 

Extended School Parental Support
This directly helps the pupils on Free School Meals access our after school club and Easter and Summer Scheme provision.  The children benefit from interacting with their school friends in a relaxed and social atmosphere which focuses on enjoyable fun play activities which are devised to meet their very individual needs

 

Personalised Curriculum Resources
Each class teacher will be allocated £500 per pupil premium child in their class and asked to purchase personalised resources which would directly benefit their learning.  This will be based on end of year pupil data.

 

Additional support staff member to enhance pupil access to the curriculum and horse-riding
Greenmead employs an additional member of staff to ensure continuity when delivering the curriculum if our permanent staff are released for training, absence etc.

We send three members of staff with the children to Epsom Riding for the Disabled so that the children can enjoy and experience the independence and stimulation of riding a horse.  Two staff members are from the class the children are from and the extra person who leads the activity is paid for by Pupil Premium.

 

What we spent Pupil Premium on last year and its impact
In the financial year 2016-17 the amount of pupil premium for each pupil was £1,320 and at Greenmead we have 23 eligible children.  This gives a total funding of £30,360.

 

 

Extended School Parental Support
This directly helps the pupils on Free School Meals access our after school club and Easter and Summer Scheme provision.  The children benefit from interacting with their school friends in a relaxed and social atmosphere which focuses on enjoyable fun play activities which are devised to meet their very individual needs

 

Personalised Curriculum Resources
Each class teacher will be allocated £500 per pupil premium child in their class and asked to purchase personalised resources which would directly benefit their learning.  This will be based on end of year pupil data.

 

Targeted Intervention: SLD communication strategy
This project will continue again in 2016-17.  Class teachers will attend training to improve the strategies they employ for communication for those children on level P3 – P4.  These sessions are run by the Deputy Head and a senior teacher in school. The funding will provide staff cover while teachers were out of class and any relevant resources.  This project will enable all children to have the best communication aid to ensure that every pupil has a voice.

 

Make-over of the Music Hut
The instruments and resources in the music hut are outside all the time and are very faded and some things are not at their best.  The money will be used to renew this well-used and well-loved area for outside learning. This resource develops pupils’ communication and social interaction skills.

 

Additional staff member to support horse-riding
We send three members of staff with the children to Epsom Riding for the Disabled so that the children can enjoy and experience the independence and stimulation of riding a horse.  Two staff members are from the class the children are from and the extra person who leads the activity is paid for by Pupil Premium.

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Friends of Greenmead

The Friends of Greenmead (FOG) is the registered charity of Greenmead School. It depends on the support of parents, friends and staff for its success. Through FOG’s fundraising activities, Greenmead pupils have access to a range of facilities which would not otherwise be available. This includes funding Music Therapy. New parents are encouraged to join. If you would like to make a donation to the school please contact the school office or go to www.justgiving.co.uk

Charity Name: Friends of Greenmead Charity No.: 1012795