Pupil premium - What is it?

Pupil Premium (PP)

Pupil Premium Eligibility

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid to school according to the number of pupils who:

  • have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever 6 FSM)
  • are in care or have been in care
  • have a parent or guardian who serves in the British Armed Forces (Ever 5 service child)
  • were adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005 or left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30th December 2005 or a Residence Order on or after 14th October 1991.

Aims:

  • To ensure that Pupil Premium funding is used effectively to narrow the disadvantage gap by raising the attainment especially in literacy and maths of those entitled to Pupil Premium
  • To ensure that Pupil Premium funding is used effectively to narrow the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities.
  • To ensure that Pupil Premium funding is used effectively to reduce barriers to learning.

How do we track and monitor PP pupils?

  • Assessments each half term. 
  • Internal and external moderation of evidence base to ensure accuracy.
  • Assessment  lead and base staff identify action points for individual students each half term.  Comparisons are made between PP and non PP.
  • Class data sheets identify PP and planning is personalised.
  • Regular attendance reviews.

Who has responsibility for PP funding?

 

Head teacher

Overall responsibility for ensuring that PP funding is deployed effectively.

SENCO

Specific needs resulting from EHCP and annual targets.

Assistant head

Training needs within departments to improve attainment of PP pupils.

Middle leaders/Class teachers

In class needs to reduce barriers to learning

School community support coordinator

Ensuring access to learning opportunities, and access where appropriate to out of school activities.

 

How are the Local School Board and the Board of Directors informed about PP pupils?

  • Pupil Premium is reported through the Local School board meetings which is attended by a Director of the Trust who will feed back information to the Board of Directors.