Pupil Premium Statement
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
It was introduced in 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for FSM at any point in the last 6 years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been ‘Looked After’ continuously for more than 6 months and the children of Service personnel.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit in order to target areas of need, however, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support from the above categories. There is a requirement that we publish on line information about how we have used the Pupil Premium.
We are currently supporting 18 children.
The main barriers to educational achievement which our disadvantaged children face are:
- A number of children have complex emotional needs.
- Certain pupils do not have access to the additional opportunities that are needed to provide a rounded education.
- Certain parents of these children have busy home lives with financial constraints which affect the amount of quality time and resources they can make available to their children.
Currently the grant is being spent in the following ways:
- Providing PP children with small group and one-to-one quality focus teaching of Maths and Writing.
- Allocated Teacher Assistant support for specific individual children.
- Supporting PP children financially to go on school visits and residential opportunities.
- Provision of counselling and mindfulness activities.
We plan to measure the impact of all these interventions this year by plotting progress against individual learning/developmental targets and the use of standardised tests.
The academic results of all Key Stage 1 and KS2 pupils, including separate sections on PP children, are published annually by the Department for Education and are available to all parents. This information will be rigorously used to monitor our progress by diminishing the difference between Pupil Premium children and the remainder of the school.
For proposals for 2020-2021 please click on the link
For information on the Review and Impact for 2021 please click on the link