Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
For the academic year 2015 – 2016 Olney Infant Academy was allocated £17,160. This represented just 1.5% of the overall school budget. Only 10 children of the 265 on roll were eligible for this funding.
It was largely used (£15,549) to help fund extra Teaching Assistants who specifically delivered a series of Intervention Groups which ran every day. Following close tracking of pupil progress, children were identified for whom we needed to “close the gap” between their attainment and other children of a similar age, or with similar characteristics. The groups ranged from 1 to 6 children and generally lasted for around 20 minutes each. Some groups took place daily, others were a few times a week, depending on the child's needs. These included reading, writing, handwriting, motor skills and emotional and behavioural support (changing as required). The groups were assessed at least half termly and children left them or joined them as required, depending on their rate of progress.
In addition we used a small amount of the funding to support individual children in other ways, including:
Three families were supported by having a trip to Coventry Transport Museum funded to enable the children to engage with and enjoy their learning and fully participate in the curriculum.
Two families were supported by having a Great Fire of London experience paid for to enable them to engage with and enjoy their learning and to fully participate in the curriculum. £2.00
One child had several sessions at Breakfast Club paid for to help ensure attendance and give a calm start to the school day £23.75
Ten children were provided with free school milk for the whole year to improve their well-being £418
Two children had their after-school club provision paid for to allow their parent to continue to work £996
One child had their French Club paid for to improve their engagement and enjoyment of learning. £40
One child had their Tennis Club paid for to improve their engagement and enjoyment of learning. £40.50
One child had their Football Club paid for to improve their engagement and enjoyment of learning. £58.50