The government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Source - DfE website
The Pupil Premium at Coberley School
At Coberley Primary School we support all our pupils and are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We do this by providing high quality teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. We track the achievement of every child on a regular basis and do all we can to make sure each child achieves their potential. We also have a duty to ensure that no group of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin or family income or background.
In 2016 -17, Coberley received £2940 pupil premium funding. This money was allocated partly to fund support in small groups or working one to one with a teacher or teaching assistant. The money was also used to invest in reading and aid our library provision and cater for spefic help in maths, using numicon. The small staff team (head teacher, three teachers and four teaching assistants) liaise closely to ensure that all are aware of the pupil's needs and interventions are amended accordingly.
How do we know that we have made a difference?
Our pupils’ progress is carefully tracked and monitored, in particular to track the progress of SEN and vulnerable children as well as children to whom pupil premium funding applies. This tells us that our pupil premium pupils made better than expected progress and, in some cases. achieved well above age related expectations.. We have also noted that these children are displaying increased levels of confidence around school and in the way in which they approach their work.
The Headteacher, staff and governors monitor the impact of all spending including the pupil premium.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding please speak to the head teacher.
If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please fill in a claim form. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.
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