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Pupil Premium

OUR PRINCIPLES

At Grangehurst Primary School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The School Leadership Team and Governing Board use the progress of individual pupils as our first starting point when allocating additional resource to support pupils’ progress. 

 

PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities (both academic and pastoral) between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle these inequalities reaches the pupils who need it most.

 

Schools decide how the Pupil Premium allocation is spent as we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.

 

KEY FACTS

  • At present the Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families who are currently in receipt of FSM or have been in receipt of FSM in the past six years. Pupil Premium is also allocated to children who have been “looked after” continuously for more than six months or who have a parent in the services.

  • When first introduced the level of the premium in 2011-12 was £488 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. Now in the current financial year (2016/17) this amount has increased to £1,320 per FSM pupil and £1,900 for any pupil who has left local authority care in the past 6 years.​

HOW WE HAVE USED OUR PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT 

  • Specific Intervention Strategies to support pupils in reaching their full potential in English and Maths through programmes such as First Class @ Number

  • Providing small group work focussed on overcoming gaps in learning support

  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies.

  • Pastoral and emotional support by Learning Mentor and Child and Family Pastoral Support Manager

 

The Governors of Grangehurst will publish information annually on how the Pupil Premium Grant has been spent (see below) to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.

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