The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. Children are identified as Ever6 (E6) which means that they have been entitled to receive a free school meal at some point in the last 6 years. Once identified, the child is entitled to support under the pupil premium grant for 6 years.
Currently, we receive funding for 140. However, if a child has not as yet been identified as E6, but begins to receive free school meals, they are entitled to support through this funding.
The grant is £1320 per pupil and for this year amounts to £183,040.
Our priority for 2016-2017 will be focussed on narrowing the attainment gap for those pupils not on track to meet age related expectations at the end of the academic year in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics and closing the gap for all Pupil Premium children. We will use a range of strategies to raise engagement and attainment including using the TTed programme which is tailored specifically to diminish the difference for our pupils. Alongside this we will access the Words count and Rising stars reading initiatives which focus particularly on raising attainment for PP pupils. There will also be a focus on providing Well-being support and nurture for vulnerable children and their families.
Our curriculum includes opportunities for children to learn through first hand-experiences. We will subsidise our curriculum visits outside of school and aim to further enhance our existing topic based approach to suit the needs and interests of our children. We will also offer the support of a Pastoral Team who will support families with attendance, welfare issues, parent skills and engagement and also offer guidance to parents on behaviour.