What is Pupil Premium Funding?
All schools receive additional funding known as Pupil Premium Funding. Pupil Premium Funding is to be used to put in place strategies which help raise the attainment of schools most vulnerable children diminishing the differences between them and other pupils. A schools allocated pupil premium funding is calculated by the number of children in our school who are eligible for free school meals, who are looked after in care or from an Armed forces family.
All schools in receipt of pupil premium funding are required annually to publish on the school website a 'Pupil Premium Strategy Overview' explaining how the schools current pupil premium allocation is spent.
How do we spend the Pupil Premium funding in order to give our children the best opportunities to thrive and to achieve?
Our objectives for spending pupil premium is raising attainment and achievement of pupils to ensure they make at least expected progress through:
1. Enhanced curriculum provision to engage all pupils and to increase progress in Literacy and Mathematics from childrens relevant starting points.
2. Providing social and emotional support / interventions to maintain our good attendance and behaviour
3. Enhanced curricular opportunities which continue learning and social interaction beyond the school day.
4. Personalised learning – including intervention linked to academic, social and aso mental health and well-being.
We have identified local features within our school community that may prove a potential barrier to the learning of pupils entitled to the PPG. These include access to after-school clubs, wider experiences outside of the normal school environment and a greater potential for a lack of social interaction, low self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020-2021 outlines the budget and how we intend to spend this year's allocation.
In 2019/20, the schools Pupil Premium grant was £10,220. We shall be using the funding in the following way:
|Initiative||Cost of initiative|
|Provide a regular after-school Computing Club with priority access for pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium||£900|
|1:1 targeted intervention and nurture activities from teaching assistants||£7620|
|Subsidies for school visits||£300|
|Staff training for phonics, reading and Big Maths||£1400|