South Wonston Primary School
Pupil Premium Policy
‘Together, we nurture, inspire, challenge and achieve’
‘The Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two separate policies:
- raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
- supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces with pastoral support (Service Premium)’
‘Pupil Premium: Conditions of grant 2020-2021: Dec 2020’
The targeted use of Pupil Premium will support us in our aim of each child achieving at least expected progress by:
- Assuring the best possible delivery of learning experiences in the classroom.
- Having a range of group and individual interventions designed to support those pupils with identified needs.
- Offering a rich and varied range of activities designed to engage and motivate pupils, raising their aspirations and creating a positive view of learning.
The Service Premium is used to offer mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact on of family mobility or parental deployment.
The Pupil Premium Grant is generated annually by pupils who meet the following criteria:
- A child whose parent(s) meet the criteria for Free School Meals or who have in the past six years. (FSM Child)
- A child who is currently under the care of the Local Authority or previously looked after and left through Adoption of a Special Guardianship Order
- A Child whose parent is currently serving in HM Forces or has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence in the past six years.
Pupils in receipt of Universal Free School Meals (YR – Y2) do not generate Pupil Premium funding unless they meet one of the above criteria.
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate academic provision is made for pupils who qualify for free school meals funding, children in care or previously in care.
- We recognise that not all pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals are registered. We reserve the right to allocate some of the funding to those children who the school deem to be socially disadvantaged. Any group will be made up of those children who are eligible for Free School Meals and those who are not. The intent is to help create a learning environment that is more conducive to success for all.
- Pupil premium funding will be used following a needs analysis. Limited funding and resources does mean that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals will have pupil premium interventions at any one time.
- All work through Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress and moving pupils to their expected level of progress as a minimum.
- Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target able children who are eligible for Free School Meals to achieve above expected attainment for the academic year.
- Provision will not be aimed at children with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) or children identified on the SEN register.
- For the purpose for this policy, children eligible for Free School Meals include children who have had Free School Meals funding at any time in the past 6 years
- For children from a service background, pupil premium will be used for mainly pastoral support during challenging times and to help mitigate the negative impact of family mobility or parental deployment.
The range of Pupil Premium includes:
- Achievement and Standards work including additional class based or intervention work to accelerate progress of targeted groups or individuals.
- Learning Support to enable pupils to fully access learning and accelerate progress where there are specific barriers other than identified Special Education Learning Needs.
- Out of Hours and enrichment activities if appropriate for pupils in receipt of Free School Meals, Looked After and previously Looked After children, to ensure that they are given a full opportunity to develop other talents in sport, music and creativity to also improve self-confidence and motivation for school.
- A dedicated Service Family Support Assistant who will liaise directly with Service pupils and their parents
- Pastoral and wellbeing support.
It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff, to produce an annual report for Governors on:
- The progress made towards narrowing the gap for socially disadvantaged pupils.
- An outline of the provision in place at the school.
- An evaluation of the effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision