Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
About Pupil Premium Funding:
The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point since its introduction in April 2011. The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities, which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. Parents who need assistance of the pupil premium are supported discreetly and no child or family is publicly identified. Discussions between the Headteacher and the family are discreet and private.
The use of Pupil Premium is determined to:
Ensure that the Pupil Premium allocation is used solely for its intended purpose
Use latest strategies to narrow the attainment gap
Be mindful that eligibility and FSM does not equate with children being considered to be of ‘low ability’ because of their social circumstances
Ensure there is a robust monitoring and evaluation in place to account for the use of Pupil Premium
Recognise that children are not a homogenous group and cover a wide range of needs.
Use the first quality teaching and learning as the preferred way to narrow the gaps in attainment in the first instance, also using high quality interventions for specific additional support
Use the pupil premium for all year groups and not just for those taking tests at the end of the year
We expect that all members of our school be committed to raising standards and narrowing the attainment gaps for our children.
The main purpose of the pupil premium funding is to support children to close the gaps on attainment between our disadvantaged children and their peers, and reach the National expectations in reading, writing and mathematics. As a school in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, we are accountable to our parents and community for how we are using this additional resource to narrow the achievement gaps of our children. We are required to publish the amount of the school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium has been spent in respect of the previous academic year and how the money is to be spent in this current academic year.
(The information published will not identify the children under the Data Protection Act 1998.)
(All children have access to class trips and after school clubs regardless of whether they can afford to make a contribution or not. School incur these charges.)
Monitoring the Impact of Pupil Premium funding:
The senior leadership team and governors track the academic progress and attendance of all pupils, including those eligible for pupil premium funding. We review our pupil premium strategy at the beginning of each academic year.
Should you have any questions about Pupil Premium funding, then please contact the Headteacher.