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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding given to schools for:

  • Children from low income families who are eligible for free school meals or who have been eligible at any point in the last 6 years.
  • Looked after children (adopted / fostered).
  • Children with parents in the Armed forces.

It is to be used by schools, to enable these pupils to reach their potential.

What are the main barriers to learning our pupils experience?

There is no single difficulty faced by all.

These are some of the things that can hinder learning:

Having low expectations/esteem/aspirations and/or a fixed mindset:

For example: believing you are not good enough; being unable to accept failing as part of learning; being unwilling to take risks; being unwilling to make mistakes

Not being supported to succeed in school

For example: being overtired;  being frequently absent from school; being discouraged by hearing others' talk negatively; not being ready for school e.g. missed breakfast, lateness, missing equipment/kit

Not having the same opportunities, experiences, knowledge & skills as most children the same age

For example: not understanding/using a wide vocabulary; not making desired/expected progress

How do I apply for Free School Meals?

Please complete an online application by clicking the link below.

www.n-somerset.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

How much Pupil Premium has been allocated for the next academic year?

We have been allocated £142,860 Pupil Premium funding for financial year 2019/2020.

How do we intend to spend Pupil Premium funding for financial year 2019/2020?

  • To ensure quality first teaching so that PP pupils make accelerated progress from their starting points
  • Staffing to deliver specific interventions programmes for reading, writing, maths and phonics.
  • Contribute towards the cost of Thrive, Nurture and Wellbeing.
  • Increased pastoral support.
  • Speech and Language support.
  • Provide free school milk.
  • Subsidised breakfast club places.

Q&A

See attached Pupil Premium Strategy for 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Strategy Review 2019 - 20

See attached Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018/2019

Pupil Premium Strategy and Review 2018-19

See attached Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017/2018.
Pupil Premium Strategy and Review 2017-2018

How did we spend Pupil Premium funding for financial year 2016 2017?
See attached Pupil Premium Strategy and Review for 2016/2017
Pupil Premium Strategy and Review 2016-17

How do we ensure effective use of Pupil Premium?

We hold regular Pupil Progress meetings with the Maths lead, the English lead and the SEND lead.

Individual progress is monitored and strategies/interventions to accelerate and support progress are reviewed.  The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil premium.