Pupil Premium Grant
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and those children in local authority care. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help schools to provide targeted support for vulnerable children- not necessarily just children who qualify for FSM.
The information below outlines how we use the Pupil Premium Money to support the learning of children in our school.
All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Southdale Junior School is committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the pupil premium forms a vital part of that process. The governors reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
Provision will be made through:
• Facilitating pupils’ access to education
• Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
• Alternative support and intervention within the school
At Southdale Junior School, we are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We track the achievement of every child on a regular basis and do all we can to make sure each child achieves their potential. We also have a duty to ensure that no group of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin or family income or background.
Reporting Pupil Premium
It is the responsibility of the governors to explain pupil premium expenditure to parents in the form of an annual statement. There is no set format for the report of pupil premium. Southdale Junior School will publish details of a report online annually on the school website. This report aims to give information on how Pupil Premium has been used within school and on the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention that has been supported by the additional funding. Reports will also detail the progress made towards narrowing the gap and this will be supported by data on academic progress. Regular reports will be also be presented on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium to the Curriculum and Standards committee at Southdale Junior School.
Responsibility for reporting
The responsibility for ensuring the report is carried out lies with the Headteacher; the report will be complied by the Deputy Headteacher (Assessment co-ordinator) and the School Business Manager and will be authorised by the Governing Body.
The Pupil Premium Grant of £63119 for 2015 – 2016 is targeted in the following ways:
To facilitate one-to-one / small group support for identified (Pupil Premium) pupils to ensure gaps in learning are addressed and enable all pupils to exceed expected progress and meet or exceed Age Related Expectations in Reading, Writing and Maths
To facilitate one-to-one / small group support for identified (Pupil Premium) pupils to support and meet emotional and behavioural needs and thus enable all pupils to access the curriculum and make or exceed expected progress
To provide additional teacher time for small group teaching, in order to close the gap for identified Y6 pupils in Reading, Writing and Maths and to ensure accelerated learning during the academic year
To support the running of various intervention groups throughout the school
To provide intervention software, accessible both at home and at school
To enable all pupils to attend educational visits, regardless of economic background