The PPG allocation for 2013/14 is £77,700 and has been targeted at:
Link governors will monitor the effectiveness of the Pupil Premium funding on a termly basis and report their findings back to the full governing body.
The impact of the PPG for 2013/14 was:
As a result of maintaining smaller and single year group classes, almost all children in the relevant cohorts are on track to make at least two levels progress in reading and maths by the end of the key stage; most are on track to meet these targets in writing.
Most of the children who attended Breakfast Club on a regular basis achieved above average attendance. The large majority of these children had outstanding attendance over the course of the year. The Club is particularly effective at supporting children with specific needs: it builds friendships and self-esteem, so that the children feel confident and included throughout the day.
Following intervention programmes for Ever 6 children across the school there are no significant differences between the progress of this group of children and non Ever 6 children. A small gap still remains in Year 3 in writing and maths and was evident in Year 6 in writing. However, progress in Year 6 this year was good and the gaps narrowed over the course of the year.
Average points scores for Ever 6 at the end of the Key Stage were slightly above the rest of the cohort tin reading, slightly below in writing and equal in maths. These results are testament to the targeted intervention delivered to these groups by both teaching assistants and the additional teacher employed by the school.
Each year group engaged in a number of enrichment activities, bringing enjoyment and a breadth of experience to all our children. As a result children were motivated in class, contributing to the good performance of children across the school.
A whole school visit to Beamish Open Air Museum contributed greatly to the children’s history learning, improving both their knowledge and application of historical skills.
The residential visit to Derwent Hill was attended by all Free School Meal children who wished to go, providing them with opportunities they would not otherwise have enjoyed.
During the course of the year 20 children have taken part in violin lessons and 5 children learnt continued their cornet tuition. This is a record number of instrumentalists for the school and reflects the commitment to music with Ryhope Juniors.