What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The aim of the Pupil Premium Grant is to raise achievement among disadvantaged pupils. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from:
- Low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (plus pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 FSM measure).
- pupils who are looked after or in care.
- pupils whose parents are in the armed services.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent. However, measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium Grant. The Government also requires schools to publish online details of how they have used the premium. In order to meet the above requirements, Adel St John the Baptist C of E Primary School will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. As part of the additional provision made for pupils who belong to vulnerable pupils groups, the governors will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. The school staff are committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium Grant will form a vital part of that process.
At Adel St John the Baptist C of E Primary School we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils. We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are 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.
Adel St John the Baptist C of E Primary School 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.
Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which identifies priority groups or individuals.
Success Criteria for the Pupil Premium:
- Early intervention and support for socially disadvantaged children.
- Socially disadvantaged pupils meeting their individual targets.
- Effective parental pupil school support.
- Having an effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils.
- Having a whole-school approach.
- Creating a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community.
- Developing confident and independent learners.
- School Leaders will continue to improve the quality of teaching, ensuring greater consistency in practice and expectations, thus reducing any in school variance.
- Increased sport provision in school.
Use of Pupil Premium: Targeted support may include:
- Group Reading Interventions
- 1-1 Numeracy or Literacy sessions
- Extra Staff to support individuals and groups
- Specific Speech and Language Therapist Support
- Cluster Support for individuals and families
- SEMH professional support, training & intervention
- Lunchtime Support
- Parental Courses
Extended school support may include:
- Supplying uniform and resources
- Attendance at after school clubs
- Attendance at Holiday Clubs
Enrichment of the curriculum may include:
- Purchase of resources
- Visiting authors
- Subsidised visits and events
- Music Services