At White Meadows Primary School, approximately 42% of pupils are entitled to free school meals. The school has used its Pupil Premium funding to continue running programmes that target pupils who are disadvantaged or underachieving, as well as those specifically eligible for free school meals. The funding has been targeted at two levels:
- To provide additional support for children in English and Mathematics
- To prepare pupils to be emotionally receptive for learning
As part of our team, the school is proud to have specialist teachers in English (Reading Recovery Teacher) and Mathematics (Every Child Counts), who provide excellent additional academic support for our children. In addition, our team of highly skilled Learning Mentors and Teaching Assistants work extremely effectively to develop self-confidence, life skills and social skills for our vulnerable children.
The effectiveness of all these interventions is measured through assessments of individual pupils and careful tracking of the progress of all pupils in English and Maths. Evaluation will focus on academic gains and how pupils’ emotional resilience has developed as a consequence of these interventions.
To see how this year’s funding has been allocated, and to see how last year’s funding was spent, please click here to view our Pupil Premium Report to Parents.