The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools to:
- raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
- support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools receive has increased. Schools will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years and for children who are looked after or adopted (LAC).
FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR 2016 – 2017
- £1,320 for each eligible primary aged pupil.
- £1,900 for each Looked After Child or previously Looked After Child.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR USING THE PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT AT ST. TERESA'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL:
1. We have a commitment to raising the achievements for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and know these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils.
2. We never confuse eligible pupils with low ability and strive to ‘bring out the best’ in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest outcomes.
3. We create support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including; behaviour, external factors and learning needs. Our professional development focuses on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, opportunities for enrichments and development of literacy and numeracy skills.
4. We use assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are under achieving and why.
5. We direct resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.
6. We use data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
7. The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher (Pupil Premium Leader) have a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils termly.
8. We ensure class teachers, teaching assistants, KS leaders and subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the school.
9. The Governing Body closely monitors the school's effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.
10. We are committed to developing the whole child with particular attention on the pupils' academia, wellbeing and their enrichment opportunities.
The grant is allocated to school by financial year (April to April). The reports available via the links below give the amount of the school's allocation from the Pupil Premium grant for the previous finanacial year and the current year. They cover part of this academic year with details of how it is intended the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous academic year's allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of pupils at school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.