Pupil Premium and Sports Premium



Outline of purpose of funding:​

Pupil Premium (PP) Funding: Meeting the educational needs of potentially disadvantaged children.

Our purpose in allocating the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between children who are disadvantaged, including those who qualify for Free School Meals, or children who are ‘looked after’.
In spending the Pupil Premium, we have 2 main objectives:

  • to narrow the gap between all pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant, including the more able achievers, by improving the percentage of pupils in each year group who make at least expected progress.
  • to enrich the curriculum through a range of extra-curricular activities and enhance the social, emotional and cultural development of our children.

Guiding principles:

  • Pupil Premium funding is spent on Pupil Premium eligible children.
  • Our policy is shared with parents and is available online.
  • All pupils in the Pupil Premium group must be considered for support to raise attainment or other factors which could lay the foundation for future learning.
  • Consistent high quality support is monitored by the school, avoiding wastage of precious financial resources.
  • Activities are evaluated for impact by the school on a regular basis.
  • Success criteria are set for each child on Pupil Premium activities.
  • Focussed feedback is given to pupils, through target cards showing a clear way to improve further.
  • Our Pupil Premium Co-ordinator has a clear overview of how funding is being allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes for pupils.
  • All our staff are aware of pupils receiving the Pupil Premium and how funding is being spent.
  • We track the attainment and progress of each Pupil Premium child on a termly basis as the Individual Assessment Summary (IAS) is produced for parents.
  • There are a range of strategies available and each child is considered for each strategy.
  • A Governor is responsible for feeding back to the Local Governing Committee about the implementation of the Pupil Premium programme.

Responsibility and actions:

  • Governing Body: Our Pupil Premium Governor reports to the Governing Body.
  • Pupils: Evaluation discussions/viewpoint questionnaires are set as appropriate.
  • Parents: Parents informed of progress via Parent Teacher meetings and through the end of year reports.
  • Staff: Pupil Premium children are discussed during Pupil Progress Meetings and performance management reviews.

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Local Offer and Policy

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