What Is Pupil Premium?
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 at any point in the last 6 years, children that are in care or adopted and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
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 disadvantaged children and their 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 academic year September 2018 to July 2019 our school received £25,457 of Pupil Premium funding. (Jan to Aug re academy conversion)
For the current academic year September 2019 to July 2020 our school will receive £39,645 of Pupil Premium funding. The percentage of pupils eligible for pupil premium at Griffe Field is 5.24% the national percentage is 15.8%
What are we spending our Pupil Premium on this year?
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 in Year 4, 5 and 6
9. To fund additional resources eg ICT, English, Maths and interventions