What is Pupil Premium funding?
This is additional funding provided by the DFE to enable the school to focus its attention on those children within school who are either on Free School Meals or are deemed by the school to be in need of additional support.
How is Pupil Premium Funding used at Gillingstool?
Funding is utilised to maximise quality first teaching across the school and this is supplemented by employing additional hours of support from teachers and teaching assistants. They work with specific children in small groups or in a one to one situation. These sessions are planned by the teaching staff and implemented with very positive results.
We also used the funding to allow pupils to attend the Year 6 residential visit and subsidise other trips and visits. It is also used to support Pupil Premium pupils access music lessons and after school fee paying clubs.
What impact has Pupil Premium funding had?
The children who benefited from the additional support have made more progress than expected. This progress is not only academically but also in terms of confidence and perseverance in completing their learning and extending themselves.
Please read through the Pupil Premium Strategy for more details about how Pupil Premium is used and impact of the funding.
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