What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after for at least 6 months (LAC) the school receives amount per head within their budget.
There is also a provision for children who have parents in the armed services. St George’s primary school is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps.
We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding. This is monitored and evaluated regularly through data analysis, ensuring that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximise progress.
Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes an identified governor having responsibility for Pupil Premium, the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher leading the development plan and a co-ordinated plan and a co-ordinated strategic leadership approach to implementing plans.
The headteacher reports directly to the Pupil Premium governor. The designated Pupil Premium Link Governor is Mary Elton. Regular updates on progress and impact of Pupil Premium strategy are given to the governors via the Curriculum and Standards committee and the Finance committee.
If your child does not have Free School Meals, they may still be eligible because of your family's income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.
To ensure that the disadvantaged gap is diminished by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those pupils in low income families.
What do we expect to see?
Targeted additional support strategies which result in every pupil, however financially disadvantaged, being able to have full access to our curriculum and all our extra curricular experiences and extended school care services. All pupils in the target group who are currently underperforming because of the impact of their disadvantaged background will make improved progress leading to diminishing the gap.
Please see below for information regarding how the pupil premium was spent in the current and previous financial years, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.