The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM from Reception to Year 11. For Looked After Children, the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After Data returns.
A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible, by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
Objectives for Pupil Premium at Highwood Primary School
- The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for the targeted pupils.
- The school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.
- We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and wellbeing.
The Governing Body will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the impact of strategies we have put in place.
A governor has been appointed to be responsible for Pupil Premium and impact.
Impact of PP funding for 2017/2018
- We have used Achievement Team meetings to discuss PP children which has helped to provide an additional focus for these pupils.
- We have provided individual mentor support for PP children.
- We have provided additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to PP funding provided through additional class teacher and intervention TA’s.
- Additional training opportunities for staff were delivered in order to fully support PP children.
- Additional intervention was also delivered for specific PP with coordination difficulties and this was also tracked to show progress.
- Data shows progress for all pupils.
For the financial year 2018/2019
The school has identified the needs of those pupils receiving Pupil Premium (PP) funding and we have decided to use the following intervention strategies:
- Continued use of Achievement Team meetings to discuss PP children.
- Continued mentor support to discuss progress for PP children.
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to PP funding provided through additional class teacher and intervention TA’s.
- Providing additional training opportunities for staff in order to fully support PP children.
- Additional intervention to support PP pupils in KS1/KS2 to narrow gap and to support.
- All our work through the PP will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age related expectations. Initially this additional support will be targeted at improving outcomes in English and Maths
For further details please contact the school.