A Summary for Parents
Pupil Premium funding is money which comes from the government depending on how many children in school are eligible for free school meals or are ‘looked after’.
This extra funding is aimed at improving life chances for children from less advantaged backgrounds including raising their levels in reading, writing and maths.
In 2016/17, the percentage of All Saints Academy pupils eligible for pupil premium was almost double the national average.
The governing body asks the head teacher every term what the money has been spent on and what difference it has made.
The school tracks the amount of progress free school meals children make in all year groups.
In July 2016/17 it was evident that Free School Meals children had made at least expected progress across all year groups.
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What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
Pupil Premium is a grant from the government that is intended to help schools to close the attainment gap between pupils who take free school meals and pupils who do not.
Our Principles and Provision
It is our responsibility to ensure that all children in our school achieve their potential and in order to do so we seek to meet the individual needs of every single child. Pupil Premium will be used and managed by us to enable us to tailor support for identified children in range of ways appropriate to their needs.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered to qualify for free school meals (and therefore the Pupil Premium Grant).
We ensure that Pupil Premium funding is spent to best support pupils who the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. The gap between the school and the National deprivation figures has widened – in 2015 the National Deprivation Indicator was 0.24 and School was measured at 0.28 (a gap of 0.04) in 2016 the National Deprivation Indicator was 0.21 and School was measured at 0.27 (a gap of 0.06).
In 2016-17 all allocation of the Pupil Premium funding will be targeted at accelerating progress or increasing opportunities and life chances. Aspects which will be included are – increasing the number of staff to better meet pupil needs, the delivery of an engaging and relevant curriculum, staff training and development in line with children’s needs, the provision of extra-curricular experiences, staff to deliver bespoke intervention programmes, Special Needs (SENCo) support, family learning opportunities and other initiatives which the school deems necessary to meet the needs of the children.
The senior leadership team will report termly to the Governing Body on the use and impact of the Pupil Premium Grant.