The Pupil Premium is a government initiative which targets extra money towards pupils from deprived backgrounds.
Pupil premium is allocated for children who receive free school meals (FSM) and is intended to help close the gap in attainment between FSM and non-FSM Students, as well as supporting the social and emotional well-being of our children.
Pupil premium spending
We plan to spend the pupil premium on the following:
- Having enhanced support staff – Inclusion Team members.
- Increased hours for TAs to carry out intervention groups
- Targeted intervention groups
- After-school tuition and homework clubs
- Curriculum enrichment opportunities
- Curriculum resources to support learning
In 2019-20 the amount of funding was ££231,660. For analysis of how the 2019-2020 pupil premium funding was spent and how the 2020-2021 Pupil Premium has been allocated please view the pupil premium reports below.
How we measure impact?
Pupil premium children are identified at the beginning of the school year or when they arrive as a new pupil. Class teachers, phase leads, the SENCo and the Inclusion Team work together, along with the Senior Leadership Team, to map out what the school can do to enhance their learning journey through the school year and beyond. This is monitored every 2 terms with both formation and summative assessment information, which is also shared with parent/carers during parent/carer meetings. At the end of the school year interventions culminate in a final data drop, informing teachers, teaching assistants and the Senior Leadership Team about the success of this additional support and the best step forward for the children in the year ahead.
The effectiveness of the interventions funded by Pupil Premium is looked at in detail and actions are drawn up to help accelerate progress. This cycle ensures that children receiving Pupil Premium are carefully monitored so that the funding can be effective.
COVID Catch Up Plan
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:
- a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time
- a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help, which includes:
- COVID Catch Up Premium Plan
- Catch Up Premium Strategy Reviewed