The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority, or previously looked after and the children of armed service personnel. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Overview of the school, number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) to be received for 2020/21
Total number of pupils on roll (Oct 2019): 106
Total amount of PPG to be received (£)14,690
Barriers to Learning:
We have identified that children in receipt of PPG sometimes have speech and language needs and/or a more limited vocabulary, they may need support with early reading or language acquisition and they may read less and often have less confidence in their own academic abilities or sense of self. The children may not have access to wider experiences within the arts, sports and outdoor activities, or participate in more cultural events. Some of our children in receipt of PPG have greater SEMH needs, for example they may have experienced early trauma or have an increased level of anxiety which can become a barrier to learning.
Strategy and Objectives - What we aim to achieve:
Having identified key areas of need and potential barriers to learning, as outlined above, we set objectives in line with the School Improvement Plan and review these to ensure impact.
Our strategy, each academic year, centres around inclusion, aspiration and experience for all children, in line with our vision for education - 'To Inspire, Enable and Educate for Life in all its Fullness.'
The impact of actions and spending is monitored and evaluated by our Pupil Premium Governor and within the Curriculum School Improvement and SEND, Safeguarding and Equality Committee meetings and is reported to Full Governors.