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Dunstable Icknield Lower School

Dunstable Icknield Lower School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is used to pay for targeted additional support where it will have the most impact on learning.

The nominated governor for Pupil Premium at Dunstable Icknield Lower School is Mr Buck

2019 to 2020 Proposed Expenditure

The Pupil Premium (PP) is designed to ensure that funding is available to make learning opportunities accessible to the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools for pupils who are:

  • Eligible for free school meals (FSM).
  • Have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years.
  • Looked after children (LAC).
  • Adopted.
  • From an Armed Forces family.

The total amount allocated to the school for 2019 to 2020 is £38,920. The key barriers to future attainment for children at Dunstable Icknield Lower School are:

  • Personal, social and emotional (PSE) development impacting on learning and development of independence.
  • Relationship and communication skills development.
  • Limited life experiences and opportunities.
  • Attendance and punctuality.
  • Home support with learning.

How we will allocate funding

Allocation Rationale Costs covered
0.25 HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) to support intervention groups in English and maths across the school (x2) To support pupil premium (PP) children in English and maths skills and narrow the gap between non-PP children £9300
0.5 Family Worker to lead focused nurture groups, liaise with families and extra resources for activities (x2) To support PSE development in children and help encourage resilience To support communication with families £20,000
The school will engage in CPD (continuous professional development) for teaching staff to support pupil learning (including half cost of Boxall profile training To ensure all staff are delivering ‘best practice’ teaching to support progress for all. £645
Half cost of purchase of the Boxall Profile (paid annually) To enable staff to track the progress in attitudes to learning for those children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties £75
Contributions to uniform, educational visits and school clubs To enable children access to after school clubs that charge for participation and for trips /school journeys £2900
Free school meals Year 3 and 4  To enable children to receive a healthy, balanced lunch during the school day £6000
  Total £38,920

How we will measure the impact of the funding

  • Using both internal and external data to measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant on our pupils’ learning. We will review the effectiveness of the interventions we are using and adapt them to meet need when and where required
  • Data shows children make progress, at least in line with similar pupils in local authority averages in maths, reading and writing
  • Children have a positive attitude towards their learning and development evidenced through self-assessment and pupil voice.
  • Use of the Boxall Profile for those children with social and emotional difficulties will enable us to track the progress in attitudes to learning and therefore, the impact of nurture groups.