The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant per child based on school census figures for pupils who have been registered as eligible for FSM during the past six years (known as the Ever 6 Free School Meals measure). This is for pupils in Reception to Year 6 and is additional to main school funding. Pupil Premium Plus is granted for children in care (CiC), also described as Looked After Children (LAC), including those in foster care, or for those who have been adopted from care, or are under a guardianship order. A premium is also given for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces, which is designed to address the emotional and social wellbeing of these pupils.
HOW WILL WE MAXIMISE THE USE OF PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING?
1. Pupil Premium funding will be used to provide additional educational support to improve/accelerate the progress and to raise the standard of achievement of all pupils in receipt of this funding.
2. The funding will be used to narrow and close gaps in attainment and progress in all year groups throughout the school.
3. It will be used to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and all other pupils in the school.
Schools are accountable to show how the Pupil Premium money has been allocated to enrich the pupils’ personal and academic achievements within school.
The Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team strategically plan the use of the Pupil Premium grant, enabling specific termly Pupil Premium provision which is regularly and rigorously monitored, evaluated and reviewed. Strategies which have been put into place for Pupil Premium children will be reported to the governing body and progress and impact will be analysed.
Please see our Pupil Premium Strategy attached, showing how well our disadvantaged pupils are performing; planned actions and expenditure for 2017-18; and a review of the impact made on the progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils in 2016-17.