Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium 2017-18

OVERVIEW

The Pupil Premium is paid by means of a specific grant based on annual school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. Looked after children also have an entitlement to a premium and a premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. Pupil Premium is clearly identifiable and it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. 

At Parish Pupil Premium pupils are identified at the start of each financial year and interventions are planned for the following academic year that runs from September to July. 

 

OBJECTIVES FOR PUPIL PREMIUM IN THIS SCHOOL

  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils

  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers. As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others

  • We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives by directly addressing their barriers to learning.

 

BARRIERS TO LEARNING AT OUR SCHOOL

Typically the children at our school face the following barriers to learning:

  • Learning Behaviours - lack of resilience, confidence and endurance 

  • Economic Adversity
  • Social and Emotional Behavioural Difficulties

  • Start Points

We will ensure that our allocation of pupil premium spending addresses these barriers directly to ensure that disadvantaged children and others are able to reach their full potential.

 

SCHOOL POLICY

The Head Teacher and governing body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Head Teacher and leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium. An Impact Statement is completed at the end of the academic year and all updates are shared with the Governing body via Full Governors and Curriculum Committees.

 

The Parish Strategy for Pupil Premium is delivered in three waves:-

 

  • Intervention Wave

The intervention wave of support for the Pupil Premium is to ensure pupils make accelerated progress both academically and socially.

 

  • Enabling Wave

The enabling wave of support for Pupil Premium is based on pupils accessing up to date equipment and technological resources to increase the motivation of the pupils thus addressing the barrier to learning of low aspirations which we often face. This wave also enables pupils to take part in school life such as extended school activities and trips, again addressing the low aspirational element of our most common barriers to learning.

 

  • Professional Wave

The professional wave of support for Pupil Premium is based upon staff receiving regular training and where appropriate providing additional staff (experts in a specific area) for pupils to access. This wave addresses all four of our most commonly identified barriers to learning. 

 

 

 

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