Pupil Premium Funding Information
In 2011, the Government introduced Pupil Premium Funding to raise achievement among disadvantaged children. Pupil Premium Funding is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The Government decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium Funding in 2012-13 was to be extended to pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last 6 years.
We allocate our Pupil Premium funding to various initiatives and provisions to ensure pupils reach their full academic and social potential. We have identified the following potential barriers to education achievement: lack of parental support / restricted range of language / poor school readiness with regard to diet, sleep or space to do homework / low self-belief. Out plan aims to address these areas and reduce these barriers for the children.
In addition, our school objectives in spending our allocated Pupil Premium Grant fund are:
• To fulfil our vision that all pupils have the chance to ‘SHINE’
• To narrow the gap by addressing inequality and raising the attainment of children from low income families.
• To ensure all children make expected progress in Maths and English
• To ensure all children are provided with a range of extra-curricular activities.
Pupil Premium reviews take place in September with a report to Governors in October. This is then reviewed on a termly basis.
Further information for parents and carers can be found on The School Run website.
We have started two new initiatives this year to support our Pupil Premium children. The first is a 'buddy' system whereby every child is linked with a member of staff who meets with them on a roughly weekly basis to look at work they are proud of, chat to them about what they are doing etc.
Secondly, we now have a puzzle and games lending library so that children can borrow games to take home and share with their families.