Pupil Premium Funding
PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING, HOW IT IS SPENT AND THE IMPACT IT HAS
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011. It is additional to the main school funding. The government believes that it is the best way to support the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free school meals (FSM) and their peers.
The government states that school should decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with children to support them to achieve their very best. It comprises 3 allocated grants to schools and support these children:
- Those who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’)
- Service families -for each child of a service person - Under the DfE 's ever measure, schools will continue to receive SPP for up to 6 years for children whose parent(s) left the armed forces, provided the children were recorded as service children in a school census from 2016 onwards (prior to their parent(s) leaving the forces)
- Looked After and adopted children. Looked after for one day or more, and including children who have been adopted from care or leave care under a special guardianship or residence order – now referred to as “Pupil Premium Plus”
How do we support Children in receipt of Pupil Premium at All Saints?
At All Saints, we focus on removing any barriers to learning for children and support them, in ‘closing the gap’ between those children who receive pupil premium and those who do not. Our school values underpin the way children are supported in their learning. All children are encouraged to participate, to do their best , be courageous, love and respect each other and take responsibility for their learning. We believe that every lesson counts for all children and endeavour to provide high quality teaching to ensure standards are high and children achieve.
We monitor every child in the school through regular half termly pupil progress meetings, in which the teacher, Head teacher and SENDco discuss progress and any intervention and support needed to make further progress. We measure the impact of intervention programmes, and adapt approaches where required in order to ensure that we deliver the very best support that we can.
Staff support children through their feedback and marking to master their learning and work on any misconceptions.
The wellbeing of our pupils is a high priority as we believe that children learn best when they are happy and settled. We provide additional support in a variety of ways for children who may need it. We provide enrichment opportunities to enhance learning through our creative curriculum and enhanced provision if it needed.
What about children who are not supported by pupil premium?
It is important to understand that all children that have been identified as having a need are also provided with appropriate support and intervention, however our statutory requirement is to report only on the Pupil Premium Grant.
What should I do if I think my child may be eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant?
Please ask at the office if you would like any further information.