Pupil Premium Strategy

Riverside Bridge Pupil Premium 2017/18

Riverside Bridge is an inclusive school where every child is valued and supported to achieve as full and independent life as possible. We have always used a variety of teaching and support techniques with our pupils. We use The Sutton Trust’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit as the starting point for addressing the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

All FSM or LAC children can work with any staff member at any one time. We emphasise that all staff develop their use of questioning, individualised instruction and effective feedback, as the Sutton Trust report these as highly effective strategies for narrowing attainment gaps. We also place great emphasis on all pupils participating in community and special events as this helps the children to integrate into the wider society.

After evaluating the impact of the 2016/17 funding we have decided to continue with the specialist speech and language therapy assistant as pupil speaking and listening outcomes were positive.

For this academic year we have also specifically targeted the following areas:

Personal Development and Behaviour, Independence Skills, Communication Skills, Cognition and Learning and Social Interaction.

This will be addressed through part-funding of additional support staff and classroom specific initiatives. We will also focus on promoting engagement in curricular activities, community-based learning as well as workshops, trips, and visits.

Plan for Sept 2017 – July 2018

  FSM LAC (inc adopted/ residency) Total
No. of eligible pupils 26 1 27
Rate of Pupil Premium 15/26 @ £935 + 12/26 @ £1,320 1 @ £1900 N/A
Overall funding £14,025 +£15,840 = £29,865 £1900 £31,765

 

Pupil Group Targets met Strand progress
FSM (2017-18) To be reported in July 2018 To be reported in July 2018
LAC (2017-18) To be reported in July 2018 To be reported in July 2018

 

Action Cost Pupil outcomes Evidence
Staff training including induction £500 To be reported in July 2018 To be reported in July 2018
Part funding of Speech and Language Therapy Assistant £15,000 To be reported in July 2018 To be reported in July 2018
Enrichment/Off-site activities £6,265 To be reported in July 2018 To be reported in July 2018
Part funding of additional support staff £10,000 To be reported in July 2018 To be reported in July 2018

Monitoring progress:

  1. Termly Pupil Progress meetings.
  2. SLT data analysis and monitoring.
  3. Through reports to governors.
  4. Through the annual review process.

 


Impact of Pupil Premium: 2016/17

Total Income: £18, 620

Item/Project No. of targeted pupils (PP) Cost Impact
Part funding of Speech and Language Therapy Assistant 16 £22,284 All pupils have had access to weekly Speech and Language sessions. Progress is seen through individual targets set by SALT.
Enrichment/Off-site activities 16 £300 Pupils have attended a range of activities including parks, local cafes, shops and trampoline parks. These trips gave the pupils a chance to be part of their local community and support their independence and life skills.
Total Expenditure £22, 584

(Whole School budget used for difference in cost)

 

Disadvantaged Pupils

 

% English, Math, PSE achievement good or better
Free School Meals – 17 pupils 77%
Looked after Child – 1 Pupil 100%
Pupil Premium Total 18 pupils 83%