The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals and those looked after by the Local Authority. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used. Once information is available, the impact of the funding should also be reported.
The national trend is that pupils who are eligible for free school meals have lower achievement than those who are not eligible. The Pupil Premium grant is to be used to help narrow this gap.
At John Clare Primary School, we believe that all pupils should be supported to outstanding progress and achievement and be proud of themselves. We are committed to using the resources made available to us to help achieve the best outcomes for all learners. The total amount of Pupil Premium funding that we are expecting to receive for 2018-2019 is £3,925 and this is based on 5 children who the school and Local Authority have identified.
This money is being used to support both individuals and groups of children both academically and with teaching and learning behaviours. As a school we have decided to support our children through 1:1 support in specific areas of learning. We have previously used the Pupil Premium Grant to support children on day and residential trips.
This extra funding is already having a positive impact on the academic progress, behaviour and attitude to learning of the children taking part. We will continue to monitor the children’s progress over the remainder of the academic year using tracking and monitoring of specific children who trigger the funding and those we feel are vulnerable to narrow the gap of under achievement. We are delighted that John Clare Primary will continue to receive Pupil Premium funding next year and we will ensure that those children receive support that is appropriate to their learning.