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 2019-2020
For the financial year 2019-2020, Pupil Premium funding was £22,440 (FSM) and £2,300 (post LAC) making a total of £24740. Currently, 16 (12.8%) children at Priory Common School receive pupil premium funding.
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.
To support the social and emotional needs of the children.
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 holiday sessions to enable pupils to receive the support necessary to enable them to attend these sessions.
Additional English acquisition sessions 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.
Modelling and mentoring from an experienced member of staff from the partnership school to support staff who are working with Pupil Premium Pupils with complex needs.
Currently the attendance for pupil premium pupils is 96.8% and 96.0% for non-pupil premium children.