Pupil Premium is a funding stream intended to help narrow the gap in achievement and attainment between children entitled to free school meals (FSM) and their non FSM peers. The government has now extended its reach to cover any child that has been registered for FSM or a Child Looked After (CLA) within the past six years.
According to the DFE, schools may spend the funding as they see fit, based upon their knowledge of pupils needs; ‘It is for the schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what educational provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility’ (DFE website)
Our Pupil Premium budget for 2020 -2021 is £20,485 (termly installments) and we plan to use it in the following ways:
- Developing the English skills of EAL children across the school offering intervention and 1:1 for identified children
- Whole school training on RULER covering emotional intelligence training in schools.
- Providing a trained Learning Mentor to support those children identified as in need of emotional support.
- Obtaining the services of Beanstalk, an organisation wich supplies volunteer readers, to promote a wider reading base and positive association to reading in order to apply these skills.
- Use of trained staff to deliver LEGO therapy training
- Use of a trained Learning Mentor to provide support for children with emotional needs and help booster their self-esteem and confidence
- Assisted places in our Breakfast Club for families on lower incomes
- Assisted places for Afterschool Clubs to allow families on lower incomes access enrichment activities
- Providing an LSA in class to differentiate and personalise learning which best suit the individual needs of children
- Additional Teaching and Learning Assistant support in classes
Please note that our Pupil Premium funding is very low.
Attainment and Progress of our Pupil Premium pupils is detailed on the Data Dashboard link.