What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools, in addition to main school funding, for the purpose of boosting attainment of pupils from low income families. It is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to help children reach their full potential.
What is Early Years Pupil Premium?
From April 2015 the government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of education for 3 and 4 year old children in state-funded settings for each child taking up the full 570 hours funded entitlement to early education.
Bantock Primary School could receive over £302 each year for every eligible 3 or 4 year old which will able the school to better support children’s development, learning and care. In order to claim the funding we need to know which of our families meet at least 1 of the following criteria.
We can claim the funding for your child if your family gets any 1 of the following:
We can also claim the funding for your child if:
If you believe that any of the above apply to your family then please contact Mrs Sohi in the office.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children:
What is the purpose of Pupil Premium?
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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by Pupil Premium.
What is our approach to spending the Pupil Premium?
At Bantock Primary we believe that all children have an equal opportunity to participate in a broad and balanced curriculum according to their needs, abilities and interests. We aim to remove all barriers to achievement and make every child SHINE.
SUCCEED HAPPY INSPIRE NURTURE EDUCATE
As such our key priorities for children eligible for Pupil Premium funding are to educate them as individuals, carefully monitoring their progress and planning next steps on their learning journey to:
Our belief and research evidence (The Sutton Trust) shows that, the quality of teaching and learning, which we call 'Quality First Teaching' is the most important factor in the achievement of all pupils. This remains a consistent focus of the school as it is a focus of our staff training and support from the leadership team.
In addition to this, additional targeted intervention and support strategies are deployed to make sure all children fulfil their potential.
The Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed in the Autumn Term.
Pupil Premium Grant Spending
For more information about our Pupil Premium Spending click on the downloads below.