The Pupil Premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
The pupil premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, to children who have been ‘looked after’ in the care of the Local Authority for one day or more and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Schools must spend the extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged groups.
Pupil Premium Funding 2017-2018
For the financial year 2017-2018, Pupil Premium funding was made up of £23,760 (FSM) and £3800 (Post LA LAC) making a total of £27,560. 20 pupils received Pupil Premium funding; this was 13.5% of the total school population.
AIMS OF THE FUNDING
To improve the number of pupils making expected progress in maths, English and science i.e. diminishing the difference between our disadvantaged children and all other pupils.
To ensure the disadvantaged pupils receive interventions which will enable them to maximise progress and attainment.
To support and develop pupils’ experiences within school so that disadvantage is minimised.
In order to improve progress and raise attainment of the Pupil Premium pupils the allocation of funding focused on the following areas:
OTHER SUPPORT FOR PUPIL PREMIUM PUPILS
Subsidised Educational Visits
EAL support for Pupil Premium Pupils including training sessions for TA with responsibility for EAL pupils.
Training sessions for the Learning Mentor to support the Pupil Premium pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs.