Pupil Premium is calculated on the number of children who have received free school meals at present or during the previous 6 years of education, those who are in the care of a local authority, adopted and those who are Armed Forces children.
There is some useful information regarding the effective spending of Pupil Premium Spending from the Education Endowment Foundation. Please use the following link: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/guidance-for-teachers/using-pupil-premium
This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.
It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools and academies in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The focus of this funding is to improve outcomes for pupils who fit the following criteria:
- Pupils Looked After, have been Looked After at anytime or are adopted (Pupil Premium Plus)
- Pupils who are eligible for free school meals or who have been
- eligible for free school meals at any time in the past 6 years ∙
- Children of Services Personnel
Rigorous pupil progress meetings with senior leaders and teachers, ensure pupils’ specific needs are identified promptly. Progress is tracked and through moderation and evaluation, amendments and interventions are made to support the child’s learning. Finding the barrier to their learning and removing them with effective teaching, learning and assessment and family support is crucial in St. Clare’s to enable children to reach their full potential.
Pupil Premium funding is used to support our disadvantaged pupils to achieve their highest levels. We use achievement data each half term to check whether interventions or strategies are working and amend where needed. Our interventions are tracked each term to ensure that they are highly effective in supporting the child and narrowing the gap. The school ensures all staff are aware of the pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and they then can take responsibility for their progress. Teachers all have targets relating to their pupil premium children within their performance management.
At St. Clare’s we believe that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, ensuring that the needs of such pupils are adequately assessed and addressed. We recognise that not all FSM pupils are socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
We will therefore allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as socially disadvantaged, this will not however exclude any of those who qualify for the Pupil Premium. All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress and overcoming barriers to learning so that these pupils achieve similar outcomes to their peers and diminish the difference between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium nationally.
Provision The range of provision the school will consider is in line with the 3 tier approach set out in the EEF’s premium guide. Activities will be based in the following areas: ● Supporting the quality of education:
- Providing targeted academic support;
- Tackle non-academic barriers to raise academic success.
Pupil Premium Statement 23-24
Pupil Premium Statement 22-23
Pupil Premium Statement 21-22
St Clare’s Primary Pupil Premium Strategy Statement and Action Plan 21-22