PUPIL PREMIUM POLICY
The Pupil Premium is allocated to Local Authorities and Schools with children on roll who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at anytime in the last six years. Each of these children currently attracts a sum of £900. Schools will have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) which is an additional part of the underlying budget, in ways that they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable children.
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all children
We ensure that the appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged children are adequately assessed and addressed.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged children, we recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
We also recognise that not all children 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 child ro group of children that we legitimately have identified as being socially disadvantaged.
Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.
The Governors may consider the following range of provision for this group:
Reducing group sizes, thus improving opportunities for effective AFL and accelerating progress
Providing individual support with an experienced teaching assistant, focussing on overcoming gaps in learning
Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained teaching assistants, pastoral care and external agencies
Subsidised before and after school care and/or extra curricular activities
All of our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress to move children towards at least age related expectations. Initially this will focus on Communication, Literacy and Numeracy. Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve Level 3 at the end of Key Stage One or Level 5 at the end of Key Stage Two. Provision may not be directed towards children who have funding from other sources.
It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff, to include the following information in the annual data report for the Governing Body:
The progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group , for socially disadvantaged children
An outline of the provision that has been made since the last annual report
An evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by children receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.
At the end of the academic year, the Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium Grant has been used to address the issue of "narrowing the gap" for socially disadvantaged children. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.
Any Appeals against this policy will be through the Governor's Complaints procedure.