The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding.
Head teachers and school governing bodies are accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:
* Performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
* Requiring schools to publish details online each year of how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement
* The Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
Our Objectives in spending the Pupil Premium Grant:
* To remove barriers to learning.
The main barriers to learning are;
- Phonics knowledge for EY and Key Stage 1 children
- Reading comprehension for Key Stage 2 children
- Mathematics skills
- Social and emotional needs
- Children not having enough opportunities for enrichment beyond the curriculum
* To accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment
* To support social and emotional development that enables children to learn.
* To broaden experiences and widen opportunities for children.
Strategy for using the funding
Increasing the rate of progress and overall achievement for targeted children through:
* Focus on learning in the curriculum.
* Focus on social and emotional.
* Focus on enrichment beyond the curriculum.
Our school self-evaluation to date shows that the additional support, opportunities, intervention strategies put in place through the Pupil Premium funding has had a positive impact on the children’s development. This aspect of our whole school self-evaluation will continue in order to judge the effectiveness and value for money of initiatives put in place through the Pupil Premium.
Next PP Review meeting of the school’s pupil premium strategy – March 2018