Whitby's Lane, Winsford, CW7 2LZ

Pupil Premium

A Helping Hand

Children from lower-income families are making great strides at Oak View Academy thanks to a Government funding scheme called Pupil Premium.

Eligible pupils, who also receive free school meals, benefit from an additional £1,345 which is paid to the school.

We spend the money in a variety of productive ways, from helping create smaller classes to improving resources and learning tools for teachers.

Our performance tables demonstrate how we successfully apply the Pupil Premium to ensure all our children get an equal start in their education.

How we use the additional funding…

Key things we do to get real value from the Pupil Premium:

  • WE MAKE learning easier for children through the provision of smaller classes.
  • WE SUPPORT children in the classroom with the use of additional qualified adults including a learning mentor and emotional literacy support assistants.
  • WE DELIVER extra programmes to those who need more help. For example, we have reading volunteers, small booster groups and do some one-to-one tuition.
  • WE ALLOCATE funding to allow all pupils access to extended school activities and clubs.
  • WE EMPLOY our own Speech and Language Therapist, as this is an area of difficulty for many of our children.

We’re seeing the results…

Barriers: our children’s attendance can act as a barrier to progress when they don’t attend school every day. We work with our families and the Education Welfare Officer to improve this.

For some children the barrier can be behavioural/emotional needs.  We provide a caring environment where all children can flourish.  For children who need additional support, we run nurture groups with Emotional Literacy Support Assistants and employ a Learning Mentor.  For children with significant emotional needs, we have additional sessions with our Nurture lead.

For children with speech and language difficulties, we provide in-school Speech and Language support via our learning mentor.

At Oak View Academy we are passionately committed to helping every child achieve their full potential – regardless of background or ability.

Covid Catch up Premium

We have identified needs in our school community and have prioritised a range of actions that need to happen to help our children catch up.  The details can be found below.

Some of our priorities are:

  • Training and mentoring for teachers early in their career to enable them to best support the children.
  • Use of interventions to aid catch up in Reading and Phonics, including interventions that can be accessed from home.
  • Introduction of booster groups in KS2 for small groups of children in Reading, Writing and Maths to support filling the gaps.