The total allocation based on the calculation for the school for the 2020-21 financial year is £10,800
Pupil Premium funding and expenditure is carefully planned each academic year to ensure the maximum impact on the pupils who are in receipt of this.
Pupil Premium Strategy September 2021
Below is our Pupil Premium strategy statement which goes into more detail about how the funding we receive. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact school or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets additional funding at pupils considered to be from deprived backgrounds because research has shown that such pupils underachieve compared to others. The money is provided to ensure that schools are able to support these pupils in achieving their full potential. The government have used pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) as an indicator of deprivation and they allocate a fixed amount of money per pupil to schools each financial year based upon the number of pupils who have been registered for FSM at any point during the previous six years.
An amount of money is also allocated to pupils who are looked after by the Local Authority (LAC) and pupils who have a parent/parents who are serving in the armed forces. The government does not dictate how this money should be spent but we are expected to employ strategies that we are confident will breakdown any barriers in attainment between those pupils who are considered to be deprived and those who are not. We are accountable for this allocation of resources and must demonstrate that pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium achieve well compared to other pupils.
What is the school doing to break down the barriers caused by deprivation?
The Governing body review Pupil Premium funding and outcomes regularly. A senior teacher oversees pupil Premium and there is a governor lead.
The progress of these pupils is carefully tracked and compared against the non-pupil premium children. Hard and soft data is collected to help show academic progress as well as progress that can’t be shown by academic results such as emotional and social improvements. Comparisons in academic progress are made between the Primary Schools in the academy as well as compared to schools similar in size and make up on a national level.
Each of our disadvantaged students has their own Individual Education Plan with targets specific to them. These are written termly and monitored at least every half term. These plans are shared with parents and they are encouraged to assist where possible.
We continually research the newest recommendations for ways to achieve success with disadvantaged students and work with the Education Endowment Foundation to ensure we are spending our money in the ways that will bring about the best results for our pupils.
How we help all our students achieve their full potential
Research tells us what disadvantaged students benefit from and as such we strive to implement the following:
Other Disadvantaged Pupils
We are aware that pupils might be disadvantaged using variety of measures and that access to Pupil Premium funding is not the only measure to explain why there might be barriers to learning.
All pupils are categorised using a disadvantage matrix so that teachers are aware of possible barriers to learning and address possible issues wherever possible.
We currently have no pupils classed as EAL in school, however we have several pupils who have parents with limited English skills. We support these families in a variety of ways. Often explaining letters and helping them to navigate online tasks linked to their child.
Alongside these pupils we also have a vulnerable pupils list, which contains the names of pupils for which we have several concerns, these might be linked to safeguarding, SEN and family break up. However they do also include pupils, where we have concerns which don’t meet the neglect or safeguarding thresholds, but we are still aware that there are challenges at home