Pupil Premium Success Stories
Use Pupil Premium to raise literacy standards across the school
As Clicker and WriteOnline can be used to raise the attainment levels of learners across the ability spectrum, they are an excellent choice for Pupil Premium funding allocation. Many of the schools that have already purchased these tools have done so using this funding and reported user benefits including increased confidence, greater learning enjoyment and improved literacy levels.
Take a look at some of our fantastic Pupil Premium success stories!
Using Clicker to motivate reluctant writers and help pupils with dyslexia overcome spelling difficulties.
“The key outcomes I have witnessed since the pupils have been using Clicker are that they seem to be much more engaged, focussed and willing to persevere even if they find the task difficult. They incorporate more relevant and interesting vocabulary in their written work, and use punctuation much more consistently than when using a pencil and paper.”
Using Clicker in 1:1 literacy intervention sessions to support pupils with special educational needs.
"The children really look forward to creating books about their own ideas, which I then print off and laminate for them to take home. One of the features that I really applaud is the ability for children to take photos via their webcams and actually feature in their own stories, using their own words. They get genuinely excited by this."
Using Clicker across the school and across the curriculum to develop pupils’ writing skills.
“Whether you have a pupil really struggling at the sentence level or a high achiever you want to push, Clicker can be tailored to provide them with the particular support they need, not only in literacy but across the curriculum, which makes it excellent value for money. Our pupils have not only become better writers, but more engaged and confident ones.”
Using Clicker to improve the literacy skills and confidence of a group of 15 reluctant / struggling writers in Year 4.
“The way in which Clicker engages these pupils is vital. Those that had been finding writing difficult had started to actively dislike writing, which was having a knock-on effect on their behaviour in class. With Clicker they are genuinely happy and excited to write, and as a result are both working and behaving better.”
Using WriteOnline to provide consistent support to students with low literacy and / or specific educational needs both at home and at school.
“We bought a whole school licence for WriteOnline using Pupil Premium funding. The Pupil Premium was relatively new at the time and we were looking for creative ways to use it to help remove barriers to learning for some of our most disadvantaged students. Low literacy is a major obstacle to success for some students and interactive, technological solutions can help them to achieve more both in school and at home.”