Principles underpinning use of Pupil Premium Funding
The funding is spent to have an impact on the target group of children.
Eligibility for pupil premium is not confused with low ability. We focus on supporting our disadvantaged children to achieve the highest levels.
We analyse which children underachieve and why.
The children eligible for pupil premium are taught by experienced and effective teachers and teaching assistants through use of intervention.
We use achievement data frequently to monitor the progress of all children. We check whether pupil premium interventions are working and to see the difference the funding is making to outcomes for children.
Main barriers to educational achievement for some of the children eligible for pupil premium grant:
Ability levels in language and communication
Low income Unsettled family arrangements
Inappropriate or inadequate housing
Emotional instability of family member(s)
Health of the child or family members
Parents may not have had a successful or enjoyable education
Lack of emotional resilience
Access to enrichment activities outside of school
Impact of the Pupil premium grant will be judged by:
Analysing the data from the children eligible for the pupil premium grant
Data from interventions will be analysed to ensure that they are having an impact
Pupil interviews will be carried out to assess whether children who are eligible for the grant feel that they are able to achieve to the best of their abilities This information will be reviewed in July 2019.