The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is a school-level grant that gives schools extra funding to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.
It’s allocated for schools to:
- improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
- close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country
Schools are free to determine how best to allocate the money and the needs of all pupils should be assessed to ensure that the grant used to make maximum impact in the school. Pupil needs will differ and will cost differing amounts to address.
There is no expectation that schools should spend the grant only on eligible pupils, or on a per eligible pupil basis.
At Salway Ash CE VA Primary School we believe all pupils deserve the best possible education; allowing them to reach their full potential and flourish, both academically, and as a person. Our school mission statement of Let our light shine as we achieve together, along with our school values of perseverance, hope, joy, respect and compassion support our approach to education whereby all are welcome, valued and supported to succeed.
To this end, the progress and attainment of all pupils is carefully tracked and analysed in order to identify successes, develop plans and support learning. Class teachers meet regularly with the headteacher to discuss children’s progress and identify targeted support for ‘off-track’ pupils. This is rigorously followed up by monitoring which includes: observations, work scrutiny, impact evaluations and pupil conferences.
As a school we support the progress of all pupils by providing high quality class room teaching that is supplemented by interventions, small group work and, where appropriate, 1:1 tuition. All staff are accountable for the progress of pupil premium children.
Each year our Pupil Premium Strategy is fully reviewed by senior leaders and governors and a new strategy is planned.
Pupil Premium Lead: Leif Overment
Link Governor: Darren Stanton