Pupil Premium Statement –
The Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two separate policies:
- Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their full potential.
- Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
Pupil Premium funding is available for all children eligible for free school meals (FSM) or children who have been eligible for free school meals in the past 6 years (Ever 6). The Pupil Premium Grant per-pupil rate for 2022-2023 is currently £1,385 for FSM and Ever-6 children.
Pupil Premium Plus funding is available for all looked–after children (LAC) as defined by the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English Authority. Pupil Premium Plus funding is also available for previously looked after children (PLAC); who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order. The Pupil Premium Plus Grant per-pupil rate for 2022-2023 is currently £2,410 for LAC and PLAC children.
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) funding is additional funding that the government is making available for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged three and four year olds. The Early Years Pupil Premium funding is an additional £0.60 per hour per child, which equates to £342.10 per year if a child takes up their full 570 hours free early education entitlement.
Pupil Premium funding has a number of wide aims:
- To increase social mobility.
- To enable pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to top universities.
- To reduce the attainment gap between the highest/lowest achieving pupils nationally.
Service Pupil Premium (SPP) per child is funding available for every pupil whose parent is; serving in HM forces; or has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence. The Service Pupil Premium for 2022 – 2023 is £320 per pupil. This funding is primarily to help with pastoral support. It can also be used to improve the academic progress of eligible pupils if this is deemed a priority.
Recovery Premium Grant (RPG) The Recovery Premium Grant is part of the Government's package of funding to support education recovery following the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. RPG allocations for main stream schools are based on pupil premium and pupil premium plus grant eligibility. The funding is for the purpose of supporting pupils' educational recovery.
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
The school aims to effectively and efficiently use resources to have the maximum impact on the outcomes of disadvantaged pupils. The school adopts a tiered approach to supporting disadvantaged pupils in order to balance approaches to improving teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies. Within this tiered model an evidence based approach has been adopted. The tiered approach will ensure the school focuses on a small number of strategies that are likely to make the biggest difference.
Quality first teaching is one of the biggest drivers of pupil attainment, particularly for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Consequently, improving quality first teaching will be a top priority for pupil premium spending. Evidence consistently shows the positive impact that targeted academic support can have, including children who are not making good progress across the spectrum of achievement. Therefore, the strategy will consider how classroom teachers and teaching assistants can provide targeted academic support, including how to link structured one-to-one support or small group intervention to classroom teaching. Wider strategies which relate to the most significant non-academic barriers to success in our school will also be identified and planned for.
In the event of any pupils being required to access remote learning, the school will continue to provide support with technology to ensure all disadvantaged pupils can access digital education platforms. A remote learning policy will ensure teachers provide quality first teaching for all pupils.
Involvement with projects and research
Parents and Children Together (PACT)
Over the past few years our Early Years Unit is has taken part in a trial funded by the Education Endowment Foundation called PACT (Parents and children together). PACT is an early language intervention programme which parents deliver to their child in their own home. PACT has promising evidence of impacts from a recent RCT led by its developer. All families eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium were actively encouraged to participate in the PACT programme. The trial is not being run this year as researchers collate the data, however, we are expected to be involved in this research programme again next year.