PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
- Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
- Support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased. Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever 6).
FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR 2020 – 2021
- £1,345 for each eligible primary aged pupil.
- £2,345 for each Looked After child (subject to a PEP plan being submitted).
- £310 for each Service child.
The Department of Education has clear expectations how the Pupil Premium Grant may be spent:
- For the purposes of the school, i.e. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school;
- For the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies;
- On community facilities, e.g. services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.
The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April 2020; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.
Principles around Teaching and Learning for all children including Pupil Premium children at New Bolsover Primary School
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong 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 groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- 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 at one time.
The range of provision the Governors may consider include (these are just a few examples, this list is not exhaustive):
- Providing high quality first teaching to enable opportunities to develop a broad and balanced curriculum and for accelerated progress.
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
- 1-1 support.
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TA’s or external agencies.
Focus of Provision at New Bolsover Primary School
Much of our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations, as early as possible. Initially this will be in English and Maths, as well as support children’s social and emotional development in order to fully access school and offering support to parents in helping and guiding this process. We believe early intervention is the key to success and will focus our extra provision in supporting this. Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to exceed age related expectations in KS1 and achieve higher standards at the end of KS2.