Pupil Premium funding
Pupil Premium funding, is additional to the main school funding, is allocated to schools to help address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those children who are not.
Who is entitled to Pupil Premium Funding?
Schools are currently given Pupil Premium funding of £1,300 per pupil for those whose families who have registered for FSM or who have been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. The children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to this funding. In addition, schools receive £1,900 for each pupil who are looked after children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months or have been adopted from care.
Barriers to Learning in our School
Barriers for learning are identified for each child in our school, including our disadvantaged children. Barriers to learning and individual data is used to identify the specific needs of each pupil.
Some of the common barriers are:
- Low parental engagement/parenting skills.
- Social and emotional issues resulting in low confidence and self-esteem.
- Special educational needs and disabilities
- Lack of resilience.
- Language delay or difficulties.
How is the funding used?
The key purpose of the Pupil Premium funding is to enable all pupils to reach their full potential. Each school may decide how best to use the funding to enable all its pupils to reach age related expectations and are held accountable for how it has been used to support those eligible. pupils from low income families. Children’s progress and attainment is tracked and monitored carefully to ensure they achieve their full potential.
Our Pupil Premium Champion is Mrs Bagguley. Mrs Bagguley is also our designated teacher for Looked After Children.