Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil premium 2016-2017:  Allocated fund-£184,800

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Background

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for Free school meals (FSM)  at any point in the last six years.

The Government believes that the Pupil premium, which is additional to mainstream funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free school meal (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Introduction

The Staff and Governors of Greengate Juniors (GGJ) are totally committed to ensuring that provision is made which secures the learning and teaching opportunities that meet the needs of all of the pupils so that all make maximum progress and reach their potential.

GGJ school welcomes and shares the government’s aim of tackling all forms of disadvantage and working tirelessly to ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners.

We recognise that the pupil premium funding is allocated to children in receipt of free school meals and is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and in particular, in narrowing and hopefully eventually closing any gap in attainment where this exists. In making appropriate provision for this we also acknowledge that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.

The Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as needing additional support to achieve improved outcomes in learning and/or well-being.

School vision

The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision.

We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils

We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged

Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time

Provision

The range of provision the Governors may consider making for this group could include:

  • Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective AFL and accelerating progress
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
  • 1:1 support
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through Intervention groups for specific needs.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in communication, English and maths
  • Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve L3 or L5
  • Extending range of experiences offered to pupils through trips to support learning.

Reporting

It will be the responsibility of the Head teacher Mrs Jackson, or a delegated member of staff, to report to the Governors on:

  • the progress made towards narrowing the gap, for socially disadvantaged pupils
  • an outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting
  • an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision.
  • Parents will receive information as to the progress of pupils through personal information sent home on individual education plans and through reporting of assessment results at the end of the academic year.

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