At present the government gives schools a small amount of additional funding for the children of parents who are currently serving in the armed forces, or who have served in the last 6 years. If you think your child qualifies please contact the school to inform them.
How the money was used:
The grant funding from 2016/7 contributed to an extra Maths and English group created on the timetable when each of English and Maths are being taught. Additional time has been found from other curriculum subjects to support English. Funds have been used towards the cost of the extra teaching involved and to finance resources for these two groups. Furthermore, funds assisted a cross phase project in English and Maths where Portchester staff have worked closely with Yr5 and 6 teachers to develop and improve the curriculum and provision in years 7 and 8. This ‘Rising stars’ project group, led by our SENCo, evolved from a specific withdrawal group that was taught independently into integrated main classroom support for specific students in order to sustain curriculum continuity. The bespoke support through tracked reading intervention, SLCN and numeracy intervention is ongoing.
The impact of the spending:
By the end of the summer term 2017 progress indicators against new ARE indicated: In English amongst those who had started below expected standards:
In Maths amongst those who had started below expected standards: