About Pupil premium at Flitwick Lower School:
Pupil premium funding has been in place since 2011. It is designed to support those children who are deemed to be from disadvantaged situations. Money is given to the school to enable them to target support to improve outcomes for this group of pupils. The funding is triggered in the following ways:
•For children who are currently eligible for free school meals, or who have been in the last 6 years ( sometimes called Ever 6)
•For children who are currently in the care of the Local Authority
•For children who have a parent working in the armed forces.
The funding for 2016 to 2017 is £1320 for Free School Meal Children and £1900 for Looked After Children, or children subject to a Special Guardianship Order.
The Goverment does not dictate how the Pupil Premium funding should be spent, but does expect that the money should be directed towards ensuring those entitled to Pupil Premium attain as well their peers.
Our Pupil Premium Policy states that.......
The needs of those in receipt of Pupil Premium will be analysed and funding will be used appropriately to meet the needs of this group of pupils. Each child in receipt of Pupil Premium has a different set of needs and these will all be taken into account.
The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
The funding will be used to promote the achievement and progress of these pupils in order to narrow and close the gap between their achievement and their peers.
As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and those who are not.
We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
•Every child identified in our school with an entitlement to Pupil Premium is unique. This means we have carried out needs analysis for each individual child to ensure that the provision we put in place, using Pupil Premium funding, is targeted to ensure we are supporting each one of them in a way that suits them best.
How is the pupil premium used at Flitwick Lower School?
•To ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
•To raise attainment of FSM pupils in reading, writing and maths by accelerating progress to at least in line with national expectations.
•To provide emotional and social support to children
•To rigorously track the progress of pupils who belong to vulnerable groups and ensure appropriate provision is in place that prioritises the needs of classes, groups and individuals.
In 2016/17, 25 children (11%) are eligible for Free School Meals. Our school will be allocated £36,800 for the academic year 2016-17.