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PUPIL PREMIUM POLICY
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium was first introduced by the Government in April 2011 to provide additional funding (to main school budget) to address the gap in educational attainment and long term economic well-being between socially disadvantaged children and their peers.
Socially disadvantaged pupils have been defined as pupils:
- who are or have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’)
- whose parents are currently employed by the armed forces
- who have been in care continuously for more than six months
In April 2012 (school financial year 2012/13) schools received an additional £619 for each child eligible for FSM or who were/had been in care. In the school financial year 2013/14 funding increased to £900 for each pupil. In the school year 2014/15 the amount received per pupil increased to £1,300 for pupils recorded as ‘Ever 6 FSM’ and £1,900 for looked after children (LAC) or children adopted from care. Since 2015/16 the amount received has increased to £1,320.
The government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘close the gap’. It is the responsibility of the head teacher in consultation with the Governing Body and other key staff to decide on how to spend the funding but schools will be held accountable to show impact of the interventions and resources funded by the grant.
Principles for supporting socially disadvantaged pupils
All members of staff and governors at Howard Primary accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs.
As with every child in our care, a child who is considered to be ‘socially disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop his/her full potential, irrespective of need.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, the Governors of Howard Primary recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School meals are socially disadvantaged.
The Governors also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. The Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing body of Howard Primary will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils.
The Range of Provision Provided to PP Pupils:
- Facilitating pupils’ access to education
- Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum including any enrichment activities
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities
- Alternative support and intervention
It will be the responsibility of the Head Teacher to include in their termly report to Governors a section on:
- The progress made towards closing the gap, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils
- An outline of the provision that was made during the term
- An evaluation of the cost of effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision.
The Governors of Howard Primary will ensure that there is an annual statement to the parents and carers (on the school website) outlining how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘closing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
The evaluation of this policy is based on how quickly the school can ‘close the gap’ between socially disadvantaged pupils and their peers. Targets will be identified and evaluated annually and included in the School Improvement Plan.
The success criteria for the Pupil Premium Policy are:
- Having an effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils.
- Early intervention and support for socially disadvantaged children where appropriate.
- The vast majority of socially disadvantaged children will meet their individual targets.
- That the progress of PP pupils is equal to non PP pupils at Howard school in all year groups
- That the attainment of all PP pupils is equal to non PP pupils at Howard school in all year groups.
- Effective home/school support
- The creation of a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and valued as full members of the school community; developing confident and independent learners.
Any appeal in connection with the disposition of the pupil premium funding will be dealt with through the Governors’ appeals process.
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