The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from socio-economically deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their full learning potential.
The government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), or Looked After Children(LAC) or from Armed Service families as indicators for deprivation and has deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per annum based on the number of pupils eligible in each category. Schools are able to claim pupil premium retrospectively over five year (LAC) and six year (FSM) periods.
We plan to use this funding to maintain good practice and to improve in the following ways:
- Continue the SFA program for boosting reading and comprehension skills across the school.
- Develop and embed Primary Advantage Maths model to develop the learning and teaching of maths.
The effect of expenditure on educational attainment of eligible pupils is expected to be:
- Improved attainment across the curriculum
- Improved literacy and numeracy skills which will provide a sound basis for further progress
Reports which include an evaluation of the Pupil Premium Spending from previous financial years (April-April) are published below. In turn, a projected strategy for spending this financial year is also presented below.