Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

In this section you will read about the aims and find details of how this money is spent at St Anne's C of E Primary School and the impact it has on those children identified as being disadvantaged.

Aims

St Anne's C of E Primary School 'Faith in Learning, Learning in Faith' Pupil Premium Policy includes Previously/Looked After Children (or those who have been in local authority care),  Forces Children, or those in receipt of Free School Meals.  St Anne’s C of E Primary School is determined and committed to providing all pupils with the highest standard of education possible; assisting all to achieve the very best they can. The pupil premium grant is used strategically to support targeted pupils to achieve this aim in a number of ways:

      • Assuring quality first teaching for all pupils
      • High quality professional development for staff to enhance practice
      • Targeted support for pupils who require a more personalised curriculum or intervention to access and accelerate learning
      • Ensuring pupils are given opportunities to engage with learning experiences off site or outside the school day by invitation or through financial support
      • Offering access further enrichment activitie

Principles

      At St Anne’s C of E Primary School all teaching and learning opportunities should meet the needs of all pupils. Where necessary our provision will be varied and adapted (funded by pupil premium) to meet the differing needs of our pupils.
      • Variation of need is determined by analysis of pupil data and tracking, discussion with parents, pupils and staff.
      • In structuring our provision, funded by pupil premium, we recognise that not all pupils who receive or have previously received free school meals (FSM) will be “socially disadvantaged” or “vulnerable”.
      • Furthermore, we also recognise that not all pupils who could be described as “socially disadvantaged” or “vulnerable” are registered or qualify for free school meals, either at the present or in the past.
      • As a result, whilst always linked to a pupil or a group of pupils receiving pupil premium, additional pupils identified as “socially disadvantaged” or “vulnerable”, may also benefit from variation or adaptation in provision. Therefore, groups funded by the grant may be made up of FSM pupils and non-FSM pupils, where needs are similar, or where meeting their needs helps to create a learning environment conducive to success for all.
      Pupil premium funding will be allocated following the needs analysis, as described above, by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

Provision
The provision may include:

      • Achievement and standards work including additional class based or intervention activities to accelerate progress for targeted groups or individuals, alongside tracking systems to monitor pupil progress.
      • Out of hours enrichment activities to ensure that pupils are given the opportunity to develop a range of talents including sport and creativity, also improving selfconfidence and motivation for learning.
      • Residential learning to enable pupils to develop new skills as well as independence and confidence through access to alternative activities that the school cannot offer on site.
      • Provision of resources and uniform to enable pupil’s access all areas of school life.
      Though varied in its nature and form, all our work through the use of pupil premium will be aimed towards a common outcome: diminishing the difference through accelerating progress, ensuring pupils make at least expected or better than expected progress to enable them to achieve or exceed age related expectations.

Continuous Professional Development for teachers and support staff

      Pupil premium funding may also be used to provide sustained professional development opportunities for teaching staff. This will be targeted to improve the quality of teaching in relation to specific strategies or approaches that research suggests will disproportionately benefit “vulnerable” pupils.

Reporting

      It will be the responsibility of the Pupil premium Leader and Pupil Premium Governor to produce regular updates for governors, to ensure that funds have been used appropriately.
      • Annual spending plan for pupil premium published on the school website
      • Data analysis of pupil progress and attainment
      • Case studies as part of report to governors

Pupil Premium Impact Statement