The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that funds extra money targeted 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.
2018 – 2019
We plan to use this year’s funding to maintain good practice and to improve in the following ways:
- Continue to embed SFA Reading Program in order for 75 – 80% of children to be working within their age-appropriate band by July 2019.
- Continue to develop and embed Primary Advantage Maths model to develop the learning and teaching of maths throughout the whole school.
- Set up after school intervention sessions for targeted pupil premium children
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
- Improved progress and attainment for PP children and reduced persistent absenteeism