Schools are allocated Pupil Premium funding for children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), or who have been at some point in the last 6 years, for children who are looked after (or were previously looked after), and for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed forces.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding.
It will be used to provide additional educational support and resources to improve the progress and to raise the standard of attainment for these children and narrow the gap between the attainment of these pupils and their peers.
In the academic year 2020/21, we received £110,290 Pupil Premium Funding
Our Pupil Premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions have had a significant impact on children’s attainment.
Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school, we have a very good track record of ensuring that children make good progress, but historically levels of attainment can be lower for some children who are eligible for Free School Meals(FSM) – this is a national trend.
Through targeted interventions, we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. Many children start school in Nursery and Reception with low attainment and our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach expectations which are appropriate for their age as they move through the school.
Targeted support is being provided through one to one and small group interventions throughout the school. These interventions support children in knowing where they are and what they need to do to improve their work. Every child who receives Pupil Premium will have a very specific, personalised intervention programme.
We also believe it is very important to give our children a wide range of extended schools activities. There is an extensive offer in place in our school and children are able to gain accreditation from these activities and graduate through the Children’s University. This has been very successful.
Another key objective for our school is to ensure that there are as many practical, first-hand experiences as possible to enhance the curriculum, through well planned educational visits and visitors. This helps to ensure that all our children have access to high-quality learning opportunities.
How the Impact will be measured:
At the end of each school academic year, we analyse SAT's results and measure the impact Pupil Premium funding has had on those who are eligible.
However during the course of the year and in each year group, we ensure that we continue to monitor the impact of this funding.
· Pupil progress meetings for Pupil Premium pupils take place each half term which inform impact on progress and attainment
· SEN termly meetings and pupil progress meetings monitor progress and attainment of pupils
· SEN support plans are used to measure the progress to meet outcomes set through EP/SAIS/SALT reports as well as other agencies
· Ongoing analysis of attendance data
· Regular book scrutinies and moderation of books
· Monitoring of interventions for groups and the progress made by pupils within these groups
In 2020-2021, the Department for Education introduced 'Catch Up Premium' to help schools and pupils with their missed education.