"School leaders thoroughly check the impact of Pupil premium spending" "Current pupils supported by this funding are making good progress in mathematics, reading and writing"
Ofsted report February 2016
Our rationale for supporting pupils entitled to Pupil Premium Funding
Pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding at Gretton Primary Academy all have access to quality first teaching by our strong and stable staff. All teaching is good or better with much of it being judged as outstanding over time.
Pupil Premium pupils will have short, sharply focussed interventions to meet their individual needs; they will then be straight back into class to access the high quality teaching. Our skilled teaching assistants support pupils by pre-teaching lessons to give them a head start, delivering interventions to close any gaps in learning or to accelerate progress so that pupils are stretched to reach a greater depth of understanding.
All Pupil Premium pupils have time with a reading specialist teacher every week. This bespoke session is based around reading material which sparks the interest of the individual child. It enhances the comprehension skills of our able readers and supports the acquisition of early reading skills for our younger children.
As well as supporting the academic progress of all our pupil premium children we also ensure they have full entitlement to enrichment activities, offered in and out of school time.