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Pupil Premium

Pupil premium allocation, use and impact on attainment:

The School receives an allocation of money for every child who is entitled to the Pupil Premium.

In the academic year 2020 – 2021 we also received a Covid19 Catch Up Premium. We have taken the decision to combine the two additional sources of income in order to provide the most effective support for the children in our school.

The main barriers to educational achievement in our school are children not having effectively developed their basic skills. In order to help ensure that our children develop their basic skills sufficiently, we have created a range of in school support for children, which we allocate according to need. We use this money to fund three members of staff: Inclusion Worker, EAL Inclusion Worker and Reading Intervention Lead. These staff provide the support to children throughout our school as well as providing support, training and information to both staff and parents.

These staff members support children with developing their knowledge of the English language, developing speaking and listening skills, developing reading through a range of reading interventions, developing early writing, supporting children with a variety of social and emotional needs and providing support and advice to parents.

For the academic year 2019/2020 Crosshall Infant School Academy Trust received £50,988 Pupil Premium money. This money was spent on funding the salaries of our Inclusion Worker, our EAL Inclusion Worker and our Reading Intervention Lead. The cost of this was £49,897. In addition, we provided a daily free school meal and free educational visits to all our pupil premium children. We track the progress of the children who are receiving additional support through a variety of ways to ensure that the children make accelerated progress and have basic skills that enable them to access the curriculum.

For the 2020/2021 academic year Crosshall Infant School Academy Trust has received £61,598 Pupil Premium money and £27,390 Covid19 Catch Up Premium. This money has been/is being spent on funding the salaries of our Inclusion Worker, our EAL Inclusion Worker, our Reading Interventions Lead and a member of staff to support with behaviour within our Reception Year. The cost of this is £64,806. Additionally, we are participating in the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) and we have used our Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium to fund the training and implementation costs of the intervention. All children who received Pupil Premium funding have been provided with a daily school meal. Due to the Covid19 pandemic there have been no educational visits during the academic year 2020/2021 so no funding has been required for this area.

We track the progress of the children who are receiving additional support through a variety of ways to ensure that the children make accelerated progress and have the basic skills to enable them to access the curriculum.

If you apply for free school meals for your child, and tell us that you are on low income, you should secure significant additional funding for our school (Pupil Premium).

Please follow the link for further information:

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

 


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