What Is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal and children who have been in care for more than 6 months.
Why Has It Been Introduced?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the Premium.
For the financial year April 2018 to March 2019 our school received £36,960 of Pupil Premium funding.
For the financial year April 2017 to March 2018 our school received £39,600 of Pupil Premium funding.
The percentage of our pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is: 2%.
In April 2018 to March 2019 we used our allocation in the following ways:
1. To provide additional staffing for 1:1 tuition for pupils in English and Maths
2. To support’ The Learning Pod’ group for a targeted group of pupils
3. To support the delivery of the lunchtime Rainbow Club
4. To provide expert SEND training for all staff
5. To fund additional Teaching Assistant support
6. To contribute to staff training opportunities so they have the necessary skills to support vulnerable children eg sociograms
7. To subsidise educational school trips
8. To subsidise Residential Trips to Youth Hostel
9. To fund additional resources eg ICT, English, Maths and interventions
10. To provide training for all staff to use PIVATS assessment for SEND pupils
For April 2017 to March 2018 Griffe Field Primary School has used its allocation in the following ways:
1. To provide additional staffing for 1:1 tuition for pupils in Literacy and Numeracy
2. To provide expert SEND training for all staff
3. To provide expert Makaton training for all staff
4. To fund additional Teaching Assistant support
5. To provide training additional training on the PIVATS assessment for SEND pupils, focusing on the ‘Bridging’ milestones
6. To subsidise educational school trips
7. To subsidise Residential Trips to Youth Hostel
8. To fund additional resources eg ICT, Numeracy and Literacy
9. To train all staff to use the Pre-Key Stage Standards when assessing children falling behind age related expectations for English and Maths