‘You have spent the pupil premium funding wisely, overseen by careful scrutiny of the Governing Body. Disadvantaged pupils are making progress that is as good as their peers in school and, sometimes, better.... Caring for the emotional well-being of disadvantaged pupils is a strength of the school'.
Ofsted, February 2018
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given by the Government to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, and close the gap between them and their peers. Eligibility for free school meals is the main measure of deprivation, although the children of serving Armed Forces personnel and children in Care are also defined as Pupil Premium children.
Pupil Premium funding is granted to schools annually. The school receives an amount for each Pupil Premium child, depending on their eligibility category. Details of the Pupil Premium categories can be found by clicking here.
The grant is spent for the purposes of the school in order to raise attainment and progress for Pupil Premium Pupils. Where pupils are exceeding expectations, enrichment/social activities will be provided for groups of Pupil Premium Pupils.
Our Pupil Premium Learning Mentors, Mrs Jill Hitchman (KS2) and Mrs Tracy Pitcher (YR/KS1), support a dedicated team of staff to ensure that particular pupils achieve their full potential at school. The Pupil Premium Mentors work with Pupil Premium children, on either a 1:1 basis or within small groups, to set targets and promote a course of action to help pupils overcome any barriers to learning in order fulfil their potential.
We also have the weekly 'Ebluey Club', which helps support the practical and emotional needs of children of Armed Forces personnel, especially helping them to maintain contact with parents serving overseas.
To accelerate progress for Pupil Premium pupils, we also build on existing all-school strategies focusing on homework, after school clubs, arts participation by introducing Building Learning Power, Assessment for Learning and extending ICT applications (Mathletics, iPads). In addition, we run targeted interventions including Nippy Numbers, Sound Discovery, Rainbow Reading, Acceleread, Nessy, Active Literacy, Write Online,1:1 Maths, Garden of Dreams, Play Therapy and Brain Gym.
The most recent Pupil Premium Strategy Statement (which includes an impact report for the previous year) can be accessed by clicking on the links below:
(includes review of spending 2017/18)
(includes review of spending 2016/17)
(includes review of spending 2015/16)
Text Absence Line:
Please start the message with FYN and include your child’s name and reason for absence.
Friday, 18 January 2019:
Weekly Cup Winners:
Recent Events in School
Including the Year 6 Football success.
Click here for details and photos.
Wed 30 Jan: Parent Governor nomination deadline
Thu 14 Feb: Break up at 3.15/3.20pm for half-term
Fri 15 Feb: TD Day - School closed to pupils
Mon 25 Feb: New term starts
Click here for more events.
School telephone number:
School Road, Calne,
Wiltshire, SN11 9UG
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