Pupil Premium Policy
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals at any stage during the past 6 years. This premium is paid to all eligible pupils in Reception to Year 11, or those who are looked after by the Local Authority. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. Additionally, there is further funding for children classed as Looked-After Children. In April 2015 an Early Years Pupil Premium was introduced to reduced inequalities between socially advantaged and disadvantaged pupils.
The Pupil Premium will be used by this school to address any underlining inequalities between children eligible, by ensuring that funding reaches the children who need it most.
During this academic year, 2020-21, Southglade Primary School will receive an additional £1,320 per eligible pupil to narrow achievement and attainment gaps.
The Pupil Premium Budget
The use of pupil premium funding will be clearly identifiable in the school’s budget and a plan for each financial year, with full costings will be produced by the head-teacher, pupil premium co-ordinator and the governor responsible for overseeing the use and effectiveness of the pupil premium budget. The use of Early Years Pupil Premium funding will be determined by the staff outlined above as well as the Foundation Stage Manager.
The pupil premium co-ordinator and the head-teacher, in close liaison with other senior staff, will decide how to use the money to benefit children who are eligible. The Looked After Children Co-ordinator will manage the allocated budgets and plans for children who are eligible for pupil premium plus- plans will be submitted to the Virtual schools head for approval.
The school will be accountable for the effectiveness of its use of the pupil premium budget to narrow the achievement and attainment gap of pupils defined as disadvantaged against their peers.
The school has identified the needs of those pupils receiving the Pupil Premium funding and we have decided to use the following intervention strategies. Children who are entitled to pupil premium funding are named as disadvantaged pupils in the following sections of the report and they will be provided with support in a range of ways including:
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals, or have been eligible for free school meals in the previous 6 years, will be socially disadvantaged or underachieving. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any groups of pupils the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
It is the responsibility of the Pupil Premium Co-ordinator, with support from other members of staff, to measure the effectiveness and impact of measures paid for with the pupil premium budget. This will include both quantitative and qualitative data and will highlight that the impact will not solely be displayed through academic data alone.
Impact will be measured through:
The use and effectiveness of pupil-premium will be shared in the following ways:
Through wise use of this additional funding Southglade Primary school is fully committed to ensuring that all children, regardless of circumstance, maximise their potential academically and socially.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.