The government currently provides schools with additional funding to support the learning and development of certain groups of eligible children. This is known as Pupil Premium funding and is currently available to children who satisfy any of the following
The aim of the pupil premium funding is to reduce the gap in progress and attainment currently evident between children who fall in to the criteria above and those who do not. The intended outcome is to ensure parity in progress and attainment for Pupil Premium and Non Pupil Premium children. To redress the current imbalance, the Pupil Premium funding can be used to target specific interventions at identified Pupil Premium children with the aim of accelerating their current rate of progress.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. All schools are now required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium funding. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
In 2017-18, we will receive additional funding of £17,300 to support the 13 children we currently have in school who are eligible for pupil premium support. We intend to allocate this funding to provide a range of activities and interventions to support those eligible children. The aim of the support is to ensure all children eligible for this additional funding make maximum progress throughout the year and are happy and contented members of our school community. If necessary, intervention financing will be supplemented from the wider school budget to ensure we are providing tailored and effective support for all.
There is now in place a thorough process of plan, do and review for all children who are in receipt of the pupil premium funding. Their individual progress is monitored continually with half termly progress meetings in which provision for those children is evaluated specifically. We have worked in collaboration with partnership schools to conduct a review of how we spend our pupil premium funding and have a growing bank of pupil premium case files on which to evaluate our investments. Having evaluated progress throughout the school, we are pleased to report that our KS2 results demonstrate excellent progress and attainment for our Pupil Premium children - further details are provided in the Pupil Premium action Plan below: