The Pupil Premium funding that is received by the school annually is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning. We have utilised strategies from ‘Narrowing the Gap’ and the Sutton Trust EEF toolkit, which have been researched and analysed extensively, to inform us of the best ways to use this money.
· We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
· We ensure that swift and appropriate provision is made for pupils belonging to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
· In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
· We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or group of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged and/or are of a vulnerable nature.
· Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions/support/enhancements at any one time.
The ranges of provision the governors may consider include:
· Providing small groups with an experienced teacher / teaching assistant focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
· 1:1 provision.
· Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, experienced TAs or external agencies.
· All of our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations.
· Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target more able children on FSM to achieve L3 at the end of KS1 and L5 at the end of KS2.
· The governors are committed to finding bespoke provision to narrow the gap for socially disadvantaged pupils.
Pupil Premium Grant 2014 - 2015