The Pupil Premium is a sum of money that is allocated to schools to ensure that all children have an equal chance to succeed in schools. An amount is allocated for children eligible for free school meals, who are from service families and those that are in Local Authority Care.
The free school meal children are either registered now or have been registered in the past 6 years for free school meals.
The 2016/2017 funding allocation is £1320 per pupil for free school meal pupils, £1900 for children in local authority care, and £300 per pupil for children from service families.
The more children registered for free school meals the more pupil premium...and the more funding available to ensure that these children make good progress.
Schools are now expected to display their strategy for the school's use of pupil premium.The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision.
At the heart of our strategy are our four key priorities for school improvement:
Raise attainment and accelerate progress for all pupils
Further improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment across all key stages.
Develop leadership at all levels.
Develop clear assessment procedures that actively support learning.
and impact of which will be assessed through criteria in the school development plan and at regular pupil progress reviews.
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. A majority of any group will be made up of FSM children.
Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
The range of provision considered in making for this group in our school includes:
Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through, trained TAs or external agencies.
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in communication, English and maths.
Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on Free School Meals to achieve age related expectations.
Provision will not be aimed at statemented children as funding for need is already in place.
SENCo, Assessment Lead and PP lead to have additional release time to plan and implement targeted support and review impact of programme.
Specific training e.g. implementation of Emotional Literacy Support Programme in school.