Our vision is for learning for life at Surrey Street where the social, emotional, spiritual, physical and learning needs of every member of the school community are met.
We want our children to become independent, confident, self-motivated and enthusiastic learners, having the self-esteem to both evaluate and extend their learning to achieve their full potential, within a secure, caring, happy environment.
- We aim to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of
all the pupils.
- We aim to ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being social disadvantaged. .
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources mean that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time.
Provision: Addressing Barriers to Learning
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age-related expectations and/or the vast majority of eligible children achieving their individual targets set at beginning of each academic year. Pupil premium resources may therefore also be used to support eligible higher achieving children to work at greater depth within age-related expectations.
Surrey Street Primary School, throughout 2017-18, chose the following ways to support pupil learning, using pupil premium funding.
- 1 to 1 or small group tuition for years 5 and 6. Learning behaviours may be a barrier to achievement. Targeted 1 to 1 or small group tuition, allows for greater focus on children’s individual learning needs and supports their progress, through careful liaison between the intervention teacher, intervention TA and the class teachers.
- Inclusion team support. Late identification of SEND could be a barrier to learning and families may need support with coming to terms with identification of their child as having SEND. The inclusion team identify, implement and evaluate provision for all pupils to ensure appropriate provision is in place to secure progress for pupils eligible for pupil premium who also have SEND.
- Wellbeing support. Social and emotional issues can be barriers to children’s learning, and can disproportionally affect disadvantaged children. The Wellbeing Team support individual children’s behaviour in class to enable those children to become effective learners, and lead groups focussing on wellbeing, nurture, self-esteem, friendship and anger management. By focussing on children’s social and emotional needs, the children are better able to concentrate on their learning. As part of this strategy, the Wellbeing Team and teaching assistants also cover lunchtime duties to ensure that children have positive experiences at lunchtime and are therefore better able to access their learning in the afternoons.
- Trip subsidies and curriculum enhancement. Some pupils eligible for pupil premium do not have the opportunities to travel or experience a wide range of activities. We believe that these pupils need to have similar experiences and opportunities to those received by children from less disadvantaged families. This impacts on life experiences, confidence, social skills plus all curriculum areas, and enhances motivation to succeed academically.
- Family support. The family workers are an integral link in the chain of support that Surrey Street Primary provides for our families. By ensuring there is assistance for the issues our families may face, and by nurturing them through interventions, we provide another layer of provision for our children. A wide spectrum of support is offered including, supporting families with benefit applications, parenting courses, adult well-being, budgeting support (including a charity-run shop providing discounted household essentials), and family learning. Parents’ own experience of school could be a barrier to building positive relationships with the school. Through the range of support provided by the family workers, these relationships are strengthened and parents are better able to ensure their children are ready for learning.
- Attendance support. Poor attendance and punctuality affect children’s ability to access the full extent of education provided for them, and therefore represent a significant barrier to learning. The attendance officer has introduced a range of incentives to promote and encourage good attendance. In addition, the attendance officer contacts the parents (especially of children with poor attendance) immediately a child fails to arrive on time. Such contact will be by phone initially but may be followed up with a home visit. If attendance or punctuality fails to improve, staff work with families to address any barriers they face in getting their children to school.
Date of next school review of Pupil Premium strategy: July 2019
Pupil Premium Expenditure and Impact Documents