Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil premium funding is paid by the Government to schools to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils. It is paid on the basis of the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible in the past 6 years, pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care, children who are looked after by the local authority and children of service families on the school roll.

School leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.

Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across three areas, with a particular focus on teaching.

1. Teaching

Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:

  • training and professional development for teachers
  • recruitment and retention
  • support for teachers early in their careers

2. Targeted academic support

Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example:

  • one-to-one tuition
  • small group tuition
  • speech and language therapy

3. Wider approaches

Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example:

  • school breakfast clubs
  • counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing
  • help with the cost of educational trips or visits

The aims include

  • To increase social mobility
  • To enable more children from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to top universities
  • To reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally

Pupil premium funding  is used to fulfil our vision and aims for all children and to provide additional help and support for those children and families who may at times need something over and above the good provision we consistently provide.

Our PPG for 2020/21 was £13,070 and it was used to:

  • Provide staff training in maths and English
  • Provide TA support in phonics and maths lessons
  • Improve the school playground to provide further opportunities for outdoor learning
  • Provide additional teaching hours to deliver specific interventions e.g. Numbers Count, Speed Up, Language for Thinking
  • Contribute towards the Y6 residential visit

Click here to see the pupil premium strategy for 2021 2022

 

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