- What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low income families in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings who are known to:-
- be eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- have been known to be eligible for FSM at any time in the last 6 years (known as Ever 6)
- have been looked after in the care of the Local Authority for more than six months
- have been adopted from care
- have parents currently serving in the armed forces
- We ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils in our school
- We ensure appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups including adequately supporting the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils
- 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 and underachieving.
- Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals. Funding, resources and pupil need may mean that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at any one time. Much of the support provided through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress and helping children to achieve at least age related expectations in English and Maths.
- Some of the support provided may be aimed at increasing self-esteem, confidence and supporting opportunities for curriculum enhancement.
- Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target more able children in receipt of funding to ensure attainment at greater depth.
- Decisions regarding the use of the Pupil Premium funding will be made following research into successful strategies (e.g. Sutton Trust / Ofsted publications) and will be at the discretion of the Headteacher and Governing Body of Giles Brook School. Provision The range of provision considered may include:
- Small group work focused on overcoming gaps in learning
- Booster sessions
- Setting for maths classes in Upper Key Stage 2
- 1:1 tuition
- Intervention programmes such as Numicon, Better readers
- Holiday learning clubs
- After school 1:1 or small group tuition
- Targeted language support for EAL pupils who are also Pupil Premium
- Support for educational visits and residentials
- Support for music tuition
- Enhancement opportunities for more able pupils
- Activities which raise aspirations and opportunity for children and families
- Access to a set of uniform at the beginning of the year
- Reductions for breakfast clubs where early morning provision is deemed necessary to support learning
- Resource materials for children to access home learning
- Specific resources to allow children to access the curriculum
- Reading, writing and maths resources
- Access to ICT
- Access to homework support
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