Pupil Premium Rationale
Premium funding is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support children who are vulnerable to underachievement and to support the narrowing of the achievement gap. Premium is funding the government have allocated to pupils in the following categories:
- pupils who have applied for and meet the criteria for free school meals or have been eligible for free school meals within the last 6 years
- pupils who are adopted or in local authority care
- pupils from a military family
This money is allocated to school budgets based on the numbers of pupils in school who are in the above categories.
We decide how the money should be spent. In our school the money is allocated to support pupils in reaching their full potential both academically and socially.
There are currently (03.10.18) 17 children who are either eligible for free school meals, who receive pupil premium. The amount of funding allocated for this academic year is £26,420. The funding has been allocated to several initiatives including:
- Effective and targeted deployment of teaching assistants to support children in classroom settings
- 1:1 or small group targeted interventions, to boost learning, in 8 weeks blocks
- Purchase of additional resources
- Training opportunities for staff
- Funding educational visits and other extra-curricular activities
- Pastoral support (including transition)
- Teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
- Appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, including ensuring that the academic and social needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
The Headteacher reports to the Governors: - the progress made towards diminishing the difference, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils. The link Governor in school for Pupil Premium is Mike Elliot and he meets regularly with the deputy head (Pupil Premium Lead) to discuss strategy, progress and impact in more detail.
The governors ensure that parents are informed of how the PP funding has been used. This task is carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.