At Yerbury every child enjoys the best opportunities to succeed. We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils regardless of their background.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for all pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. We improve provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, recognising that not all pupils who receive free school meals are socially disadvantaged and also that not all pupils who do not receive free school meals are socially advantaged.
Schools are given money each year called “The Pupil Premium”. Children entitled to free school meals (at any time during their school years) and children who are looked-after are the indicators used to identify pupil premium allocation. We are asked to account to our community about how it has been spent. You can see how we spent the allocation in 2013-14 and the impact it had in the tables below. The Pupil Premium allocated to Yerbury for this school year 2014 -15 is £88,400. This Pupil Premium funding does not cover the costs of everything we do.
The range of provision at Yerbury includes:
The employment of an Inclusion Manager
The employment of specialist teachers
The employment of teaching assistants
Continuing professional development for all staff
Training TA’s to be learning mentors
Buying in extra support from the educational psychology service
Employing art therapists & staff from The National Volunteer Reading Scheme
Subsidising School Journey, class visits, clubs and other enrichment activities
Use of local authority services e.g. CAMHs provision, speech & language service etc.
Buying in support from special schools in the local authority
Subsidising the costs of additional opportunities that extend a child’s experience and aspirations.
Pupil premium grant will also be used to target more able eligible children to achieve L3 at the end of KS1 or L5 at the end of KS2.
Please see the links below for how we are spending the money and the impact: