All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for disadvantaged pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
The school has a statutory duty to report to parents how Pupil Premium funding is used.
- Information about the school's grant
- Current attainment, including in in-school and external barriers
- Desired outcomes
- Planned expenditure and a review of monies spent
Pupil Premium Policy
- 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.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
- We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or groups of pupils, the school has legitimately identified as being, low income, socially disadvantaged or vulnerable.
- The greater proportion of any group, supported through Pupil Premium funding, will be made up of children entitled to Free School Meals.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
- Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
The Governors may consider the following range of provision for this group:
- Reducing group sizes, thus improving opportunities for effective Assessment for Learning and accelerating progress.
- Providing individual or small group work with an experienced teacher assistant or volunteer teacher, focussed on overcoming gaps in learning additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained Teaching Assistants, pastoral care or external agencies.
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress to move children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Communication, English and Maths Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on Free School Meals to achieve Age Related Expectations or above .
- Our work will also provide pupils with opportunities to develop social skills or to improve confidence which will then enhance learning.
- We believe that children should be given opportunities to experience learning outside the classroom and budget will be used to ensure children from the target groups will be given these wider opportunities.
Provision may not be directed towards children who have funding from other sources.
It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff, to produce regular reports for the Governors’ curriculum, standards and welfare sub committee on:
- the progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils,
- an outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting,
- an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support
It will be the responsibility of the Chairperson of the curriculum committee to make sure this information is made known to the full governing body.
The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education (TBC).
Any appeals against this policy will be through the governors' complaints procedure
Pupil Premium Grant
All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Gisburn Road is committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the pupil premium forms a vital part of that process. The governors reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
Provision will be made through:
- Facilitating pupils’ access to education
- Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
- Alternative support and intervention within the school
Reporting Pupil Premium
It is the responsibility of the governors to explain pupil premium expenditure to parents in the form of an annual statement.
Gisburn Road Community Primary School will publish details of a report online annually. This report will detail the impact of provision for those pupils who are covered by the premium. Reports will also detail the progress made towards narrowing the gap and this will be supported by externally reported data. Regular reports will be presented on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium to the Resources committee and the Full Governing Body at Gisburn Road Community Primary School.
Reporting to Parents
Parents will be able to obtain information on the pupil premium via the schools website. This will be updated annually.
Responsibility for reporting
The responsibility for the report will be allocated to the SENCO. This report will be supported by key providers of the school’s inclusion services. Progress and Attainment Leaders will be asked to report on the intervention in place for key pupils and the impact that intervention has had.