Pupil Premium Policy Statement
The pupil premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families, who are currently known to be eligible from Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. It is also used for pupils who have been on the FSM register but no longer qualify. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to support the raising of attainment and progress for the most vulnerable pupils.
Identification, Implementation and development of provision
Through working with the class teachers’ academic intervention and social, emotional and behavioural support are implemented through ongoing discussions and termly Pupil Progress Meetings. Analysis of tracking and progress is used as a vehicle to identify concerns and presenting issues and also as a measure of impact during the review process. Discussions with parents and the learning mentor also provide key information.
In addition, the school regularly considers current provision available in school and seeks to expand the range of support on offer; from within through training or by accessing external expertise. Staff training in specific expertise is used to support children and ensure that Pupil Premium money is spent effectively. For example, the training of teaching assistants in order to implement more effective nurture groups. All Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) funded interventions and provision is assessed and evaluated to measure impact. Subsequently activities are either maintained or modified for future implementation and any ineffective approaches are stopped.
Provision planning, including assessment of impact and affordability of provision takes place with Inclusion Governor involvement and is monitored by the Governor Resources committee. Impact is reported to the Governor Standards and Effectiveness Committee on a termly basis.