Impact of the Pupil Premium at Writhlington School
The Pupil Premium is money allocated on a per pupil-basis for students who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). For the school year 11/12 Writhlington School received £44,212. This was spent in the following ways on students who qualify for Free School Meals:
- Supporting attendance at alternative provision for students who needed individualised tuition to meet their needs.
- Employment of two Teaching Assistants to carry out intervention for Maths and English for FS M students who were identified as below target (according to FFTD).
- Extra-curricular/enrichment activities to raise confidence and broaden horizons for vulnerable FSM students, identified through the work of the Support and Guidance teams.
- One to one tuition in English and Maths for students who are underperforming by more than one level or grade, identified through progress reviews.
- Netbooks for FSM students to ensure they have access to learning and intervention resources both at school and at home.
- Purchase of revision books for Key Stage 4 students to assist with preparation for external examinations.
- Hardship fund to support students to purchase additional specialist materials, for example sports kit and art equipment.