Pupil Premium Vision
We genuinely believe that every child has the ability to achieve their potential, regardless of background and that no child will be left behind. As a school we will provide opportunities to break through barriers by adhering to our core values which demonstrate our high aspirations for all our children.
Key strategies include:
· An unshakeable belief and shared vision by all staff of achievement for all
· All members of the teaching staff are held accountable for the progress of PPG children in their classes
· Guarantee all PPG children have full access to the curriculum by ensuring that academic, social and pastoral barriers are overcome
· Targeted provision made for PPG pupils that is based on a sound analysis of individual needs
· Rigorous monitoring of data and effective use of feedback, planning, support and interventions to close the attainment and achievement gap in all subjects.
The main barriers to learning for Pupil Premium pupils at our school tends to be lack of resilience, basic skills in reading, writing and maths (specifically boys’ writing) and focused support for this learning at home. So we use the funding to provide smaller-sized teaching groups and individualised tuition to address these barriers to learning, as well as social and emotional support to develop pupils’ self-confidence and attendance.
In accordance with our charging policy, we also subsidise school activities to ensure equal entitlement for all.
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.
Children eligible for pupil premium are:
- Pupils in year groups Reception to year 6 entitled to free school meals, or those who have been entitled during the previous six years (Ever 6),
- Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority for more than six months;
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order;
- Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
To be eligible for Free School Meals, parents must be receiving one of the following:
· income support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance;
· Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income of less than £16,190 (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit)
. Universal Credit with an annual taxable income of £7,400 or less
· Pension Guarantee Credit;
· income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
· support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
To claim FSM and therefore enable your child to access this additional support, you need complete an online application.
The Pupil Premium grant for 2020/21 is £1320 per pupil and our school will receive £127,015 for this academic year (90 pupils).
Click on the link below to see how we intend to spend this year’s funding.