What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the Department of Education to increase social mobility and reduce the gap in performance between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Socially disadvantaged pupils have been defined as pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years and children who have been in care for more than six months.
Its purpose is to raise attainment, accelerate progress and fulfil the achievement potential of all children. Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged pupil and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible pupils. It is up to the school to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium funding because they are best placed to assess what additional education provision should be put in place to ensure maximum progress for all children in their care. All schools will be held accountable for how they have used the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had on the children's learning.
Pupil Premium at Stanwell Fields CofE
Pupil Premium at Stanwell Fields CofE is used primarily to accelerate the progress for eligible children, through the planning and delivery of a range of enhanced and personalised learning experiences and interventions.
At Stanwell Fields CofE we have approximately 30% of children who are entitled to Pupil Premium funding.
We regularly review our Pupil Premium initiatives to ensure they are having a positive impact. Each year we plan priorities for the years expenditure based on the cohort of eligible children.
Principles for supporting socially disadvantaged children
- At Stanwell Fields CofE we ensure 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, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are specifically assessed and addressed.
- In considering provision for socially disadvantaged pupils we recognise that not all pupils eligible for FSM will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are eligible for free school meals.
- Pupil Premium funding will be allocated based on a needs analysis, reflecting these considerations and which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
Identified Barriers to Learning and Achievement at Stanwell Fields
- Those with multiple barriers e.g. pupils that are pupil premium who are also on the SEND register
- Absence rates and punctuality of some pupils in receipt of PP funding
- Parental engagement
- Levels of aspiration
- Social and emotional needs which affect pupils’ learning and well-being
Impact and Evaluation
For information on how Pupil Premium funding was spent last year and the intended spend for the next academic year please follow the link below for the Pupil Premium Report 2018-19 and intended spending 2019-20.