Pupil Premium is an additional government grant which is added to the main funding that schools receive in their annual budgets. Pupil Premium is allocated to pupils who are currently registered for free school meals or who have received free school meals at any time in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6, FSM’). The funding for these children is £1,320 per year. Children who have parents in the Forces are allocated £300 per year. Any ‘Children Looked After’ are allocated £1,900. Early Years Pupil Premium provides £300 per year for 15 hours of funding per week.

The aim of the Pupil Premium funding is to support eligible children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement and address any attainment gaps. As well as focusing upon academic endeavours, it may also be appropriate to provide support to nurture their wellbeing and to provide these children with access to a variety of enriching experiences.

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Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20

The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in addressing any attainment gap whilst nurturing the wellbeing of the children.

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of pupils in vulnerable groups are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for disadvantaged and vulnerable group pupils, we recognise that not all pupils will be disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils, the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.

Provision

  • The range of provision the Governors may consider making for this group could include:
      • providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
      • 1-1 support
      • additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained LSAs or external agencies
      • additional resources, visits and visitors
      • additional support to nurture their wellbeing and to provide these children with access to a variety of enriching experiences.
  • Our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress in order to narrow any attainment gap between the Pupil Premium children and their peers in reaching at least age related expectations in their relevant year group.

Reporting

  • It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff, to meet every half term with a representative of the governors to report and discuss:
      • the progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of pupils
      • outline any changes to the provision that was made since the last meeting
      • an evaluation of the effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support
  • The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of 'narrowing the gap', for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.