The school has 18 pupils in receipt of pupil premium, for each pupil who receives pupil premium the school receives £1320 in funding.
Pupils at Norton St. Nicholas who are in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding have a wide range of learning needs and wide ranging barriers to their learning. Some children may have academic barriers to their learning such a specific learning difficulties in Literacy or Maths. Some children need support to develop their social abilities with peers and adults. Some children may needs specific character education – such as developing self-esteem or a growth mindset to enable them to better their learning.
At Norton St. Nicholas the needs of the whole child are considered when planning how to intervene and develop the learning of a child who receives a Pupil Premium Grant. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach at our school – each child will receive the support the school has identified. This will mostly be met by establishing pupil mentoring (funding a member of staff to meet weekly on a 1:1 basis).
In addition the school believes it is important that all children, no matter what the financial situation is, feel included in the corporate life of the school, for this reason a percentage of PP will be allocated to ensure PP children can play a full and active part in the school life of Norton St. Nicholas, attending residential visits, class trips, after school clubs and are able to purchase school uniform.
The next full funding review will take place in March 2017 where the progress of each child will be considered to enable the school to measure the impact of the interventions established. Following the full review in March amendments may be made to the planned interventions for the summer term.