The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
the new Ofsted inspection framework,underwhich inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those whoat tract the Pupil Premium
the new reports for parents that schools now haveto publish online
www.education.gov.uk – “Pupil Premium – What you need to know”
Pupil premium for 2015/16 is £1,320 per FSM and £1,900 per Looked After Child
We have been allocated £458,040 Pupil Premium and based on a calculation of 347
Pupil Premium for Nursery age children will be determined later in the year
We estimate the funding will be used in the following ways:
Extended Schools Leader (50%)
Teaching Assistant Interventions
Lunchtime Club Staffing (4 Playleaders, 40%)
Learning Mentor Team (50%)
One to One Tuition and Booster
Additional Teacher to Raise Attainment
After School and Holiday Clubs
Transport Subsidy for Trips
Place 2 Be Counselling Service (50%)
Subsidy for Residential Trip
Enriching the Curriculum ( College)
College and Learning Resources