What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years. This additional funding is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.
The pupil premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and for children whose parents serve in the armed services.
Primary schools receive an additional £1345 for each pupil eligible for FSM in the last six years (also known as Ever6) or up to £2,345 for each pupil considered as a looked after child (LAC). Children whose parents serve in the armed forces receive a lower amount of £310. Each school can decide how they spend the pupil premium but will be held to account to show the impact it has had.
How will Audley Primary School make decisions about the spending of the pupil premium grant?
- We will ensure that the Pupil Premium funding is targeted to support disadvantaged pupils.
- We will make reference to the latest research and reports on effective deployment of funding to secure improved outcomes for pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding to inform decisions on allocation of funding.
- We use analysis of recent patterns and trends in the performance and engagement of pupils eligible for pupil premium compared to other pupils to inform decisions onthe most effective ways of spending this funding.
- We will involve the Governing Body in planning the spending of this funding
- We will ensure that deployment of funding reflects and enhances the learning opportunities for all groups of learners eligible for the fund and not just lower attaining pupils
- We will include targeted initiatives which will improve attendance, behaviour or links with parents where these present as barriers for learning for individual or groups of pupils.We will refine and introduce new initiatives and interventions which are responsive to the needs of pupils through the year.
- The senior and middle leaders will regularly monitor the quality and improvements in outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of our pupil premium spending to improve outcomes for our disadvantage children we will consider :
- Attainment and progress of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and eligible Children Looked After (LAC) in reading, writing and mathematics compared to non FSM pupils/non LAC. We will look at the attainment gaps within school and compare achievements for FSM & LAC pupils against national standards for FSM pupils and LAC pupils. We will look to see if there any gaps and how these are being narrowed using the following :
- Attendance data
- Exclusion data and other indicators of improvements in behaviour
- Attitudinal surveys to review improvements in engagement, self-esteem and social interaction
- Engagement with extracurricular activities and events
- Pupil voice
- Parent feedback
- Staff feedback
- Case studies
Spread of pupils across the school eligible for Pupil Premium Funding (2023/2024) is illustrated below. With this in mind the school will predominantly focus spending on pupils in KS2.
|Year||Reception||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|Number of Pupils||2||3||5||4||3||5||4|
Total Amount of Pupil Premium 2023-2024 (estimated): £45,247
PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY STATEMENTS:
Due to COVID-19 national lockdown, there were no national statutory testing.