Pupil Premium Children at Chelmondiston CEVC Primary School
At Chelmondiston CEVC Primary we draw children from a wide range of different social and economic groupings. Some of these pupils are entitled to Pupil Premium. We use the money allocated to these children to ensure that they are not disadvantaged. In some cases this may mean that the money is spent directly on supporting the child in the classroom through additional support with an LSA. More often than not this will be accessed through a group so that particular children do not feel singled out. At other times the needs of a child may call for individual one to one support and again funds are used in this way.
Other Pupil Premium children may not have specific educational needs, as such we allocate to them an amount of money to support them with attendance at clubs or our Early Bird before school provision. We have children who have participated in sports clubs such as Archery and Dance.
This practice will be reviewed and extended at the beginning of the summer term 2017 when the new school budget becomes available. We plan to formally allocate each Pupil Premium child with an amount of money that parents can then choose to spend in school. It could be for visits or uniform as well as for clubs. This flexibility means that we can see the impact of this funding directly upon the attainment of the children concerned. This will be reported on at the end of each academic year.
As part of the Olympic legacy, all school's are being given funding to enhance the PE provision offered to the children. In 2016 - 2017 the money allocated £14,276 was spent on the provision of a new trim trail for the children.
The children decided what they would like the money to be spent on and there was vote which decided which equipment was to be provided.