Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Progress

Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium, for each child who is registered for free school meals and those who have been in continuous care for six months or more. The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. Source DfE website.

Allocation

We do not currently receive any money from the Pupil Premium grant.  8% of our pupils will receive funding for Pupil Premium and Free School Meals (‘Ever 6 FSM’) in April 2020.

We use funding in various ways to support these pupils, many of whom have had a disrupted education.  Our aim is to help these children with basic skills, to help them to feel part of our community and to ensure that they have access to as full a range of activities as possible.

Provision

Pupil Premium income can help us to support pupils in these ways and in others:

  • Financial support for educational visits eg to RAF Museum Hendon and the Roald Dahl Museum and residential trips in the Isle of Wight and with PGL.
  • Teaching Assistants to support 1:1 and in groups to increase children’s confidence.  TA’s also help children using online intervention programmes such as spelling and times tables activities, plus the training to support them.
  • Free or subsidised before and after school activities and clubs.
  • Free School Meals.

Funding will continue to be used to support these areas across all aspects of the curriculum. Our provision is flexible and responds to the changing needs of the children.

Impact

Children receiving Pupil Premium are seen to make accelerated progress. The impact of this funding helps us to ensure the inclusion of all pupils in extra-curricular and offsite learning activities.

Measuring the impact of PPG

The school evaluates the impact every half term. Evaluation focuses on academic progress as a consequence of the support and interventions.  We will reassess how we should spend the funding when we receive it in April 2020.