The Pupil Premium is a special funding initiative which targets additional funds to the school for the benefit of children from low income families. These are identified by known eligibility for Free School Meals (FSM). Children who have been looked after (fostered or in care) continuously for more than six months and pupils from ‘service’ families are also included. Pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years are also included in the allocation calculation (known as the Ever 6 measure)
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium funding as they wish, but they are held accountable and must report on how the funding has been used to support these groups of children. From September 2012 this information must be made available.
At our school we realise that not all children who are eligible for Free School Meals are socially disadvantaged, and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged will be registered or qualify for Free School Meals , be looked after or from service families. Therefore, we allocate Pupil Premium funding on a needs basis where we identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
The Pupil Premium amount for 2019 – 2020 is £26,400.
The Pupil Premium amount for 2018 – 2019 was £26,400.
The Pupil Premium amount for 2017 – 2018 was £27,720.
The Pupil Premium amount for 2016 – 2017 was £30,360.
In 2016 – 2017 Pupil Premium funding was used to:
- Fund the post of the Home School Pastoral Manager continuing to target and support all families. This often specifically lies around issues with behaviour, issues at home, links with social services and health and also positively around supporting self-esteem and well-being.
- Provide targeted support and learning intervention
- CPD for staff around aspects of special needs
- Deployment of additional ATs to increase teaching assistant time for booster interventions
- Purchase of resources to support children with social and emotional mental health difficulties
- Continue to purchase licenses for Number gym to enable home access throughout all ages through the school.
Impact of the funding:
- The gap between progress of pupil premium children and other students is reducing.
- Children are getting additional support to improve their well-being and resilience.