The Pupil Premium is a sum of money in the school’s budget. It is allocated according to the number of children who are looked after or eligible for free school meals. It is intended to support schools in narrowing the gaps in attainment between different groups of pupils.
Pupil Premium Strategy 2016 – 2017
- Roughly 20% of the school are entitled to pupil premium funding.
- There are three LAC children.
- There are currently no forces families within the school.
- The DHT runs the pupil premium virtual school and works with the SENCO, family support worker, EWO, school nurse and identified pupil premium governor to develop a whole school approach to pupils entitled to PP.
- PEPs are used and actioned where necessary.
- All teachers and TAs are aware of the PP children within their class.
- The schools monitoring cycle looks specifically at PP children as well as non PP children.
Rational for Pupil Premium allocation and spending
The school strongly believes that in order to raise achievement the needs of the ‘whole child’ must be addressed. Therefore it allocates its Pupil Premium spend across three distinct categories:
- Academic– Approximately 50% of the funding allocation
- Enrichment and Engagement– Approximately 25% of the funding allocation
- Well Being– Approximately 25% of the funding allocation
In each category spending is allocated based on areas of need identified and evidence of impact both within school and from a wider research pool (Education Endowment Foundation, for example.)
Additional support for pupil premium children is allocated throughout the TA timetables.