What is Pupil Premium?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to the main school budget, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

From September 2014, the Pupil Premium will be worth £1,320 for students, who at any point in the past 6 years, have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM.) £1,900 for any student who has been continuously looked after for the past six months or who has been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who has left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order; finally £300 for students whose parent/parents are currently serving in the armed forces or are in receipt of a pension from the MoD.


Pupil Premium Intervention

About Talk 4 Number 

Talk 4 Number is a structured ‘light touch’ intervention for a small group of pupils in Year 3 or above who need support to improve their understanding and use of the language of number.

It comprises 24 sessions, each lasting about 30 minutes. It is delivered to a group of 4 pupils by a trained teaching assistant or teacher, about 3 times a week, for 8 weeks. it is delivered outside the classroom, in addition to pupils’ daily mathematics lessons.

Teaching assistants are supported by a Link Teacher within the school, who attends designated units of the training alongside the teaching assistants.

The Impact – (Dec 2016 – Jan 2017) 
  • The pupils made an average Number Age gain of 9.6 months in only 2 months – 4 times expected rate of progress.
  • Class teachers reported that pupils were much more confident at taking part in mathematics lessons after Talk 4 Number.
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