- What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding that is allocated to schools for pupils to support disadvantaged pupils. Plaistow Primary School receives funding for Looked After Children (LAC) and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 5 years.
Please click here to find out more about this funding from the Department for Education.
Schools are able to use this funding as they see fit but are required to report on how the money is spent.
Principles informing the use of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
- School provision should meet the needs of all learners
- A range of factors can be used to categorise pupils as being socially disadvantaged, including those that are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and some looked after children (LAC)
- Pupils eligible for free school meals sometimes can have other factors that can be a barrier to learning (e.g. special educational needs)
- The school will strive to ensure that vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils have their needs quickly identified in order to overcome any barriers identified
- The PPG will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving FSM’s will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any one time
- A high priority focus for spending of the PPG will relate to securing the best rates of progress for vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils
- Our key steps for ensuring successful expenditure of the Pupil Premium funding are:
- Ensuring there is an in-depth analysis of data
- Identification of specific children who are underperforming
- Identification of specific barriers to learning through discussions with class teachers and parents/carers
- Recognising barriers to learning for children in our community and disadvantaged children in general
- Creating appropriate interventions to combat identified barriers to learning
- Further principles being developed to ensure our children eligible for the Pupil Premium make good and better progress:
- Improving day to day teaching for all
- Setting high expectations for all
- Extended learning out of school
- Ensuring all staff are aware of who their pupil premium and vulnerable children are
- Increasing parental engagement
We have used the EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium to inform our thinking when creating this plan. Click here to find out more.
We therefore have a tiered approach to the Pupil premium spending:
1. Quality First Teaching
2. Targeted Academic Support and Intervention
3. Wider Strategies (attendance, behaviour and social/emotional support)
Please click below for our action plans in how we utilise our Pupil Premium funding: