PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
UPLOWMAN C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Staff at Uplowman Primary School are committed to ensuring that all pupils are ‘stretched and challenged’ academically. We are all aware of the research showing disadvantaged pupils often fall behind their peers, achieving lower grades throughout their education. This is known as an ‘attainment gap’ and the purpose of the Pupil Premium (PP) is to ‘narrow the gap’. As a result of the evidence, the government introduced the PP in April 2011. Pupil Premium is paid directly to schools.
Uplowman Primary School is determined that all pupils have the best possible chance to achieve through the highest standards of Quality First Teaching, focussed support, curriculum enrichment and pastoral care.
The school considers best ways to allocate Pupil Premium money annually following rigorous data analysis and the careful consideration of the needs of the pupils.
Objectives in spending Pupil Premium Grant:
- To ensure that pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant and Free School Meals are fit to learn both academically and emotionally.
- To narrow the gap in terms of attainment for pupils in receipt of Free School Meals.
- To accelerate progress for pupils in receipt of FSM.
- To ensure that pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Grant and Free School Meals are able to access all learning opportunities in the school curriculum including life experiences they may experience as part of clubs and education visits.
Who is eligible for the Pupil Premium?
- Those who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM)
- Pupils whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (or have served in the last 4 years also known as Ever 4)
Who is eligible for Pupil Premium Plus?
From April 2014 pupils who are looked after will attract a higher rate of funding than children from low-income families. These are pupils who;
- Left care under a Residential Order on or after 14th October 1991 (under the Children’s Act 1989)
- Left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30th December 2005 (under the Children’s Act 1989)
- Were adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005 (and are in R to Year 11)
- Have a parent who self-declares their child’s status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g. adoption order); and where the school records on the October School Census that they have a child who meets the above criteria
Pupil Premium Grant Spending
Academic Year 2016-17
Total Premium Grant: £15,400
We have reflected on our spending, its impact on pupil learning and the school progress and attainment data when considering our spending for this forthcoming academic year.
Interventions for Reading Writing, Maths and Personal, Social and Emotional Development will continue to run across the academic year. Interventions will include:
- Maths and literacy targeted interventions in all year groups
- Self-esteem groups
- 1 to 1 support to promote emotional literacy and build the resilience needed to learn through the use of Thrive
- Reading and Phonics interventions for year 1 and 2 children
- Speech and Language Therapist Assessment and advice
- Opportunities for teachers to work 1:1 with children e.g. providing 1:1 feedback
- Reducing the class size of year groups with higher numbers of children who attract Pupil Premium Funding
- Purchases of equipment for and places on school residential and enrichment events
- Personal support budgets to facilitate attendance at clubs, school visits and events
You can apply directly for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium here.