The Government has made available to all maintained schools the Pupil Premium Grant.
This grant is aimed at supporting the outcomes for students who are, or have been in the last six years, eligible for free school meals (FSM), or students who are in the care of the local authority (CLA – Children Looked After). Eligibility for FSM is not in itself intended to be a judgement of any individual student’s ability, potential or likely outcomes. Statistically, nationally, there is a strong correlation between eligibility for FSM and lower achievement and outcomes below expectations. It should be emphasised that many of our students who are eligible for FSM achieve in line with or ahead of their non-FSM peers.
We also work hard to ensure these students receive the appropriate level of support to ensure they achieve high level outcomes too. FSM is not an exact measure, but it is the best available for targeting additional recourses, which schools are expected to use strategically in their own contexts to support the students that they have who are eligible and may be vulnerable to disengagement, poor attendance, low aspirations or outcomes below expectations.
Total Number of pupils on roll (January 2018) 610
Total Number of pupils eligible 325
Amount of ESFA funding received £429,000
All figures are taken from the January 2017 census to determine funding.
Impact of Pupil Premium
- Supplementary teachers within the academy enable children to receive more focussed teaching. As done a range of additional 1:1 sessions in Maths and English.
- We provide support for disadvantaged students by accessing other agencies such as social services, CAMHs, family support services, pupil referral units and other agencies where necessary. We are looking to continue to develop links with community groups that further support this work.
- Early intervention has again had a positive impact in Nursery and Early Years. Interventions and fluidity between Early Years continues to flourish with many children receiving the targeted and specific support that is required.
- Extra-curricular sessions and outdoor education continue to provide the pupils at Waterloo with exciting experiences, independence, challenge, self-esteem and a set of new skills (often unique to primary aged children).
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