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 2020 to 2021 is £1320 for Free School Meal Children and £2,300 for Looked After Children, or children subject to a Special Guardianship Order. Children with a parent in service receive £300
The Government 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 Flitwick Lower will be supporting Pupil Premium Children.
· We will inform families who attract the pupil premium funding of the content of the this statement and work with them to contribute to influencing the provisions available so that they have the greatest impact on attainment
· All pupil premium pupils will have barriers to learning analysis completed by the SLT and class teacher to fine tune the provisions for each individual need.
· All pupil premium pupils will have attendance monitored ½ termly. If it falls below 95% the Head Teacher will contact the family and work with them to improve attendance.
· All pupil premium pupils are tracked on an individual basis using classroom monitor. This is reviewed at least half termly. Any child at risk of not meeting their annual attainment and progress targets will have specific, relevant intervention. Teacher will report the progress of pupil premium pupils in Maths and English through staff development meetings and pupil progress meetings.
· Our assessment, tracking an monitoring systems allow us to identify any child or groups of children who may not be making sufficient progress and then ensure that additional intervention or support is put in place to accelerate progress.
· Our Pupil Progress meetings allow us to discuss children's progress in detail and ensure provision is matched to their individual needs. These meetings discuss focus on academic and pastoral issues.
· All pupil premium pupils will be discussed thoroughly at transition meetings throughout the year
· Pupil premium pupil have educational visits and curriculum activities paid for or subsidised including the year 4 Grafham residential. Extra curricular clubs will be considered on an individual basis according to need.
· Pupil premium pupils not enrolled on trips and activities will be contacted to ensure parents are awareof the funds available.
· The Head Teacher, alongside the designated Governor monitors the effectiveness of the pupil premium spend using the provision maps and interventions and report these to the Governing Body.
In 2020/21, 8 children (3.21%) are eligible for Pupil Premium. Our school will be allocated £18,415 for the academic year 2020/21.
Pupil Premium Summary's