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What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium is government funding provided to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gaps between them and their peers. It is to provide opportunities and experiences to improve the outcomes for those children. At Featherby Infant and Nursery School we use the Pupil Premium to ensure that our most vulnerable children are given opportunities with additional support to enhance their development and educational attainment. In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools received £1320 for each eligible pupil. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students on roll known to be currently eligible for Free School Meals or who have claimed in the last 6 years, as well as students who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months by the local authority. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.
Who is eligible for Pupil Premium?
- Children in the Armed Forces Personnel
- Looked After Children
- Children adopted from care or who have left care
Children can have free school meals and are eligible for Pupil Premium if they receive any of the following:
- Income support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
- The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
If you think you may be eligible we would urge you to complete an application form, available from the School Office, and hand it to a member of the Office Staff.
Type of support provided by Pupil Premium Grant
The range of provision the school is using may include:
- Small group work with a teacher or teaching assistant that is focused on closing gaps in learning
- Booster groups and interventions to accelerate progress and ensuring pupils achieve at least age related expectations
- 1:1 support
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies
- Acquisition of effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading, writing, mathematics and phonics.
- Extra-curricular enrichment (e.g. trips)
- Additional support to promote emotional wellbeing and resilience which in turn impacts on learning.
- Training for members of staff to establish specific projects or school strategies which raise standards for the whole school community.
Throughout the year, staff will monitor and track progress and each child identified as receiving funding will be discussed at Pupil Progress meeting. Governors will be provided with information on strategies regarding expenditure and ways in which pupils have benefitted.
The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of “narrowing the gap” for socially disadvantaged pupils.
Please click here to see our latest Pupil Premium report.