The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, like special schools and pupil referral units.
Funding for 2017 to 2018 – Broughton Moor Primary School will receive £22,012
The Government is not instructing schools how they should spend this money; it is not ring‐fenced and schools ‘are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit’ DfE 2011. The Government, however, is clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘close the gap’. Schools will be accountable for closing the gap, and there is a planned reform to the school performance tables to include new measures that show the attainment of pupils who receive the pupil premium compared with their peers.
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
We ensure eligible pupils’ engagement in and enjoyment of learning inside school is promoted and facilitated.
The range of provision the Governors consider making for this group could include and would not be inclusive of:
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher/teaching assistant focused on overcoming gaps in learning
- 1-1 support
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations.
- Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on Free School Meals to achieve Levels 3 or 5 or 6
- Provision will not be aimed at statemented or children in receipt of EHC plans as funding for need is already in place
- Transition from primary to secondary.
- Small group literacy, IDL and maths support.
- Additional learning support.
- Support the funding of enrichment activities and educational visits. Ensuring children have first-hand experiences to use in their learning in the classroom.
- Support the funding of specialist learning software.
- Music provision
- Behaviour support
This list is not exhaustive and will change according to the needs and support our socially disadvantaged pupils require.