What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education in 2011 as additional funding in order to address the underlying inequalities for potentially vulnerable groups and individuals. This includes those eligible for free school meals, those who are Looked After Children (LAC) and those from services families. The Government also decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in from 2012 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. Funding for service families was extended in 2015 to those who have been in the services at any point over the last 5 years. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of pupils and to ensure successful continuity of education for children of service families.
The School Aims and Values
Every school has a duty to ensure that every individual child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential. As a result, we seek to meet the individual needs of every child, in order for them to develop fully. The ‘Pupil Premium’, along with all forms of school funding are carefully managed to ensure ‘best value’. This enables us to offer personalised support for children in a variety of ways.
Our priorities – 2018/19
- To develop staff engagement and understanding of pupil premium funding to further develop a consistent, effective approach to working with pupil premium children.
- To engage further with pupil premium children to further explore and remove barriers to learning
- To further engage with the parents of pupil premium children in order to further develop the home/school relationship and promote progress
- To further increase pupil premium participation in after school clubs and enrichment activities
- To close the gap in attendance between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children
- To further develop the behaviour, welfare and wellbeing of pupil premium children
- To improve the quality of teaching and learning across the school to further develop the provision for pupil premium children
- To further support pupil premium with SEND
- To explore developments in the curriculum which encourage outdoor learning, geographical enquiry and practical learning to further engage children
Click on the documents below to see how we plan to spend our pupil premium funding in the 2018/19 academic year and how it has been spent in past academic years.