Badshot Lea Village Infant School

BadshotLea School

Badshot Lea Road, Badshot Lea, Farnham, Surrey GU9 9LE
Tel: 01252 320883
Fax: 01252 320891

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Pupil Premium

At Badshot Lea Village Infant School we believe that personalised learning is key to our pupils achieving and ‘closing the gap’ in attainment.

Personalised learning means that pupils are given opportunities to learn in different ways – individually, in small groups and with the whole class. For some this will mean in-class support, with an adult guiding them through learning tasks. For others it might mean attending a small group intervention programme for example ‘Jump Ahead’ to help develop fine motor skills for writing, drawing or cutting with scissors. With any intervention programme our aim is to support and guide pupils to develop important skills and become more confident learners.

Click here to see our Pupil Premium statement for 2018/19

In order for personalised learning to be successful highly skilled and trained adults plan and deliver appropriate learning opportunities. The basic skills of listening, speaking, phonics, reading, writing and mathematics are high on our curriculum agenda. This year we introduced an intervention programme using a resource new to the school called Numicon. We also continued with our Phonics Groups. For some pupils social skills development, learning to take turns, speaking in front of other pupils and adults is key to achievement. In this area of learning we arrange for pupils to attend a Social Skills Group.

Pupil Premium funding is intended to be used to support pupils from low-income families. The funding is based on Free School Meals eligibility and children who have been ‘looked after’ continuously for more than six months. For the current financial year the Pupil Premium funding increased to £1320 per eligible pupil and includes pupils eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years. At Badshot Lea Village Infant School we use the Pupil Premium to provide additional adult support to run intervention programmes. Additional funding from the school’s budget is also used to provide appropriate learning opportunities, support and guidance for pupils who fall below the level of attainment expected in basic skills.

Intervention programmes, led and managed by our Special Needs Coordinator and delivered by teachers and teaching assistants, have included Phonics Groups for pupils in years one and two, a Jump Ahead Group, a Social Skills Group, three Numicon Groups and a Handwriting Group. Pupil Premium criteria as well as teacher assessment plays a significant part in the identification of pupils for whom additional support would be beneficial. As a result of attending intervention programmes pupils have: begun to understand how to react appropriately in social situations including the playground; improved handwriting; developed hand-eye coordination; and increased visual perception to support early reading skills. 

Our plan is to continue to use the Pupil Premium funding together with additional funding from our school budget to provide small group teaching opportunities in the areas of mathematics, phonics, handwriting, hand-eye coordination and social skills.

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