Whittington CE Primary Pupil Premium Spending and Impact Information 2011-12
It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent. However, they are accountable for their use of this
funding. From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the
pupil premium. This is intended to ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils
covered by the pupil premium.
Whittington CE 2011-12 Impact Future Plans
Primary School Money spent
received £16,792 in £2,700 was spent on This programme gives all children for 2 This programme
2011-12 for Pupil providing whole class years the opportunity to learn to play a needs annual
Premium violin lessons for all musical instrument, not just pupils that investment. We are
pupils in years 4 and 5. can afford the ever increasing costs of estimating a spend
Also £400 was spent on private tuition. 100% of all pupils at our of between £2,700
replacing old violins school learn how to play a musical and £3,00 per year.
for pupils. instrument for 2 years and are able to take
home their instrument for practice. All
pupils whilst in years 4 and 5 are taught
for 1 hour per week. Each pupil will
perform in a concert every year. This is
either at school or at the Theatre Severn.
Pupils that show great progress are
encouraged to continue these lessons in
Curriculum Pupils enjoy and learn from the numerous This will be an
enrichment- £2,000 curriculum enhancement activities that ongoing cost of
was spent on funding take place throughout the year. Without approximately
school trips, coaches, funding and voluntary parent £1,500-£3,000 per
visiting authors and contributions it would be difficult to year.
performances ensure these activities continue.
Learning Mentor- Whittington CE Primary School serves This will be an
£5,400 was used to go one of the ten most disadvantaged wards ongoing cost of
towards the cost of a 25 in Shropshire as defined by the index of £17,802 which
hours per week Multiple Deprivation. The Learning some of the Pupil
Learning Mentor. Mentor is expected to develop a one-to- Premium (between
one supportive relationship with identified £5,000 and £6,000)
pupils who for a variety of reasons are will go towards
having difficulty making the best use of meeting.
the opportunities provided for their
learning. The Learning Mentor works
alongside teachers, other school staff,
parents and other agencies to help remove
the barriers to these pupils’ learning.
Her role includes:
-1:1 and group support for children on any
issues that can affect their schooling
-With our Extended Schools Coordinator,
running parenting groups and providing
1:1 advice to parents as and when they
need it, and
-Liaising with other agencies to improve
knowledge of the range of services
families can access and to build strong
working relationships that last.
On an average day. our Learning Mentor
could be doing anything from ‘meeting
and greeting’ children who need to settle
in before class, managing and running our
early morning ‘Dexys Club’- which is
aimed at helping pupils with identified
dexterity problems, running our Inclusion
Support Project, visiting a Behavioural
unit with a pupil who was in the process
of moving, working with identified pupils
on a 1:1 basis or working in class
alongside these pupils.
Parental involvement in the school has
improved. Parents are happier to come
into school because they know our
There are improvements for individual
children she works with.
There is quicker and more effective
liaison with other agencies. Jane has
liaised with Severndale Special School,
CAMHS, the Multi Agency Team,
Barnardos, Social Services, Parent
Out of school We support parents whose child is on We anticipate that
activities-£1,000 FSM to pay for out of school clubs such as this will be an
horse riding, BMXing and dance. ongoing cost of
between £750 and
After school activities- The school is now running 17 after school This will be an
£2,000 clubs, the vast majority of these are free to ongoing cost. We
enable all pupils to participate. We have are hoping to get
spent money on employing a Schools 100% of pupils
Clubs coordinator and also on purchasing involved in a
resources for the clubs. Surveys show that school club.
there are many FSM pupils who attend
these clubs and that pupils are positive and
are enjoying participating in their chosen
Teaching assistants- The school employs 14 Teaching This will be an
£3,292 towards extra Assistants in our 7 class school. We track ongoing cost of
general Teaching progress very carefully and teaching which the pupil
assistant hours. assistants work closely with teachers to premium
intervene early. FSM pupils are tracked contributes.
and any dip in progress means
intervention which is sometimes
withdrawal in a focused TA group or
within the classroom. All sets of pupils in
this school make exceptional progress
compared to Local and national averages.
Our school achieved ‘Outstanding’ at the