What is Pupil Premium funding?
Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Currently, a fixed amount of funding is provided for each child registered (or who has been registered at any point in the last 6 years) as eligible for Free School Meals.
The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding then improve education for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.
Pupil Premium funding at Banks Road Primary School
In the academic year 2019-20, Banks Road Primary School will receive £172,680.
This money will be spent to support and enhance the education of those eligible for Pupil Premium, deciding how best to allocate the money to ensure all eligible pupils are supported effectively to achieve personal success.
We use a targeted approach to allocate and maximise the impact of our Pupil Premium funding allocation:
At Banks Road Primary School, we ensure that we do not treat Pupil Premium eligible pupils as a homogenous group but instead give our disadvantaged pupils a high profile within the school.
To improve achievement and diminish the gap between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium eligible pupils, we aim to:
- Never confuse eligibility for Pupil Premium with low ability. We recognise that some of our most able pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium.
- Track and monitor achievement data to track progress and to check that interventions (if applicable) are working effectively, making adjustments as necessary.
- Ensure that the allocation and spending of the Pupil Premium is given high priority in terms of staffing.
- Ensure that a senior school leader, linked to a governor, has a clear overview of how the Pupil Premium funding is (and will be) allocated and what difference it is making.
- Ensure that all Teachers know which pupils are eligible so they can take responsibility for accelerating their progress.
- Ensure that Teaching Assistants are highly trained and understand their role in helping pupils eligible for Pupil Premium achieve.
Pupil Premium Objectives at Banks Road Primary School
- The Pupil Premium money will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and raise the standard of achievement for Pupil Premium eligible pupils.
- The funding will be used to diminish the gap between the achievement of Pupil Premium eligible pupils and their peers.
- As far as its powers allow, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between Pupil Premium eligible pupils and their peers.
- The school will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
Pupil Premium Champions at Banks Road Primary School
- Pupil Premium Champion – Mr J Wilson (Deputy Headteacher)
- Pupil Premium Governor – Mrs C Hill (Chair of Governors)
Using the Pupil Premium effectively
Banks Road Primary School uses the Education Endowment Foundation’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit to evaluate how best to spend the allocation. The school recognises the importance of evidence-based outcomes and adopts a low cost, high impact model to ensure maximum impact.