Purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant
At Eastfield we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and believe that no child should be left behind. At Eastfield Primary School we are determine to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential and aspire to do their best in order to develop into courteous individuals who make the most of opportunities that come their way.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
The school has in place an action plan detailing the key actions the school will take to accelerate the progress of PP pupils. We are also closely monitoring how we are spending the allocated funds to ensure they are having an impact on pupil’s achievement.
The Pupil Premium funding per pupil for 2016-2017 is as follows:
Type of Pupil
Pupil Premium per Pupil
|Pupils recorded as FSM||£1,320|
|Children Looked After||£1,900|
Eastfield Primary School Allocation
Funding has been ring-fenced and used to benefit all pupil premium pupils. We have established clear lines of responsibility with all members of the senior leadership team for ensuring PP pupils achieve well as they move through the school. We ensure that we track PP pupil’s achievement and that all staff know which pupils need additional support to either support or extend their learning.
This has meant making informed decisions about our spending such as:
- Ensuring that spending is directly linked to gaps in achievement
- Making use of our own data to expand existing interventions
- Making sure there is at least good teaching on a day to day basis
- Appointing accelerating progress teachers to support pupils to make better than expected progress
With increased funding the school is able to extend support further.