Pupil Premium Grant Funding
Pupil Premium funding is additional funding provided to schools to support disadvantaged pupils to ensure they reach their full potential and educational inequality is reduced. The funding is not ring fenced to any particular child but is ring fenced to support whole school interventions, staff training and support for this group of children. There are four categories of children that qualify for pupil premium.
· Children in receipt of free school meals or have been in receipt of free school meals within the last the last 6 years
· Looked after children
· Children whose parent (s) are serving in the armed forces or have served in the last 6 years.
· Children adopted from care in England (where the school have been informed and evidence received).
Our Pupil Premium Strategy outlines how the school is utilising the Education Endowment Foundation’s Guidance to implement a tiered approach in supporting Pupil Premium pupils.
Spending time on improving teaching might include professional development, training and support for early careers teachers and recruitment and retention. Ensuring an effective teacher is in front of every class, and that every teacher is supported to keep improving is the key ingredient of a successful school and should rightly be the top priority for Pupil Premium spending
2. Targeted academic support
Evidence consistently shows the positive impact that targeted academic support can have, including on those who are not making good progress across the spectrum of achievement. Considering how classroom teachers and support staff can provide targeted academic support, including how to link structured one-to-one or small group intervention to classroom teaching, is likely to be a key component of an effective Pupil Premium Strategy.
3. Wider strategies
Wider strategies relate to the most significant non-academic barriers to success in school, including attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support. While many barriers may be common between schools, it is also likely that the specific features of the community each school serves will affect spending in this category.’ (EEF, Pupil Premium Guide, Sept 2023).