Pupil Premium is additional Government funding allocated to publicly funded schools in England to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between their peers and themselves. At Adel St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School we are very proud of the impact that Pupil Premium funding has had on our young pupils personal, social and emotional development as well their academic progress and attainment.
This was evident in a letter in March 2015 from the Deputy Director of Leeds City Council Childrens' Services when he recognised 'Such a vibrant, happy, caring and richly endowed school. The breadth of the curriculum and the richness of opportunities provided to the children of the school are evident in the whole school environment. There was a stunning ethos of care, Christian values, love and drive for personal development. I could see that the relationships were strong and positive, supported and appropriately challenging'.
Adel St John the Baptist Pupil Premium funding has the potential to not only improve the educational attainment of our children but to unlock future life chances of children from less priviledged backgrounds.
Pupil Premium Funding is allocated to:
- Pupils who has been registered as eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years
- Children who have been in care for six months or longer
- Children who were adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005
- Children who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after December 30th 2005, or
- A Residency Order on or after October 14th 1991
- Children whose parents have been in the Armed Forces
During the 2015/2016 Financial Year Adel St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School will receive £25,660 in Pupil Premium funding. £1,320 for each pupil registered as eligible for Free School Meals at any point over the last six years, known as FSM 'Ever 6' Pupils.Children who have previously been in Local Authority Care will attract £1,900.
How we spend the Pupil Premium:
A considerable proportion of our funding is spent on additional classroom support. Staff are aware which children are eligible for Pupil Premium and provide additional, targeted support for these pupils. Schedules are produced detailing the intervention strategies and intended learning outcome.
Adel St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School has directed Pupil Premium funding to support their childrens' learning in the following ways:
- Personalised Learning Support
- Social Skills and Friendship Groups
- Self-esteem role play groups
- National Play Leaders Award
- Weekly Homework Club
- Educational Resources
- 1 to 1 mentoring
- Music Bursaries
- Residential and educational visits
- Supporting parents with Holiday Clubs
- Supporting parents with Before and After School Club
- Sporting challenges - St Bart's Cup and Sports Partnership Kwik-Cricket festival
In recent weeks Pupil Premium children have attended an Able Writer's Day and Maths Challenge competition.
At Adel St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School we recognise that all our children are different and have different needs and abilities. This enables us to invest Pupil Premium funding and support the child in the best way possible. Schedules are produced to provide frequent additional targeted support for identified children.
This link to the Government website will provide you with more information GOV UK: Pupil Premium Funding and Accountability for Schools