The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and is paid into schools by means of a specific grant based on the number of pupils currently eligible for free school meals and children who have received free school meals during the 6 preceding years.
The school’s income for the 2020/2021 financial year will be £11,380 based on 10 children. The Pupil Premium is in addition to the main school funding and the intention of the grant is to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the 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 adequately assessed and addressed.
The Sutton Trust – (Education Endowment Foundation) Teaching and Learning Toolkit compiled by Durham University (2011), found that the most effective strategies for using the Pupil Premium included:
We view the above as particularly strong and embedded deeply within the Learning Culture at St Andrew’s and we have kept this research firmly in mind in our reflections when considering effective provision.
The range of provision provided by the school can vary depending on the individualised needs of each child and tailored support can be very specific to a given child / family where underlying issues impacting on performance are identified. This can involve commissioning outside agencies working in partnership with the school. The whole school provision map details specific support for individual children.
The Pupil Premium is targeted to fund the following provision:
The Headteacher reports to the Governing Body at the termly full Governing Body meeting on the provision, detailed costings and impact. The Headteacher provides a detailed report for governors which includes an analysis of attainment and progress for all eligible children.
The PPG for 2020/21 is £11,380 based on 10 children.