We aim to ensure that every child leaves Livingstone excited about learning and determined to succeed. We want to equip them with good Literacy and Numeracy skills, as well as self-confidence and resilience. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding will support us in achieving these aims.
Effective teaching and learning must meet the needs of all pupils in our school. We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This specifically includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are addressed.
We use the Pupil Premium Funding to support children who are in receipt of the grant to enable them to reach their potential both academically and in a wider sense.
Pupil Premium Expenditure 2020-21
The total PP grant received is £74,131
- To narrow then close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers
- To improve the standard of teaching and learning across the school so that all children benefit from teaching of a high standard and this supports pupil progress.
- To support enrichment through visitors, visits and access to musical and cultural opportunities.
- To ensure that all children leave Livingstone with the skills needed to help them in the next phase of their education.
- To support mental health and emotional wellbeing of pupils.
- Improve attendance, punctuality and readiness to learn for all pupils.
- To support access to remote learning
Summary of actions taken and planned:
- Learning Mentor to provide support for families and pupils. This will include: supporting improved attendance and punctuality; supporting families when they need extra help; the development of children's social skills; support for schildren's emotional and mental wellbeing
- Attendance officer for the Mossley and Carrbrook Schools' Partnership to support attendance and punctuality.
- Enhanced support in classes where the percentage of pupil premium children is high
- Speech and language specialist teacher to support early speech and language development and oracy.
- Training for QT and new to year group teachers to support the development of teaching and learning.
- Training and resources to support the development of a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics.
- Widen the opportunities available to disadvantaged children through educational visits, residential for Y5&6 and instrumental tuition.
We will monitor the impact of this strategy through regular data analysis of children reaching age related expectations and the progress they are making. We will analyse end of Key Stage SATs results to compare the performance of less advantaged pupils to other pupils. We will internally review our pupil premium strategy at the start of each financial year and publish our Pupil Premium Impact report each September to reflect the impact of the use of the Pupil Premium over the previous academic year.