Pupil Premium = £1,320 a year for pupils in Reception to Year 6

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families. Currently, the premium is worth £1320 and goes to students who are currently on Free School Meals, students in care who have been looked after by local authorities for more than six months and also any child that has been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the past six years.

Why is there a Pupil Premium?

Research shows that some children from disadvantaged backgrounds underachieve when compared to their peers from less deprived backgrounds. Pupil Premium funding is provided to support these children to reach their full potential and close the attainment gap.

What is Pupil Premium spent on?

The areas below are being invested in following on from parent feedback. They are keen that funding continues to be invested in these areas:

  • uniform
  • subsidising trips
  • book tokens

The areas being invested in following on from the SLT identifying barriers to learning for PPG children are:

  • emotional resilience and behaviour
  • greater support for home-learning
  • the need to improve attendance for PPG children.

The final areas identified are staff CPD and support given in or outside of the classroom during the school day. These areas are vital to ensure that PPG children are provided with the highest-quality provision – this is all detailed on our Pupil Premium plan for 2018-2019

Pupil premium 2018 – 2019 – published September 2018


How do we Measure and Review the Pupil Premium Grant?

The impact of the PPG will be regularly measured in a variety of ways.

  1. Data – pupil-progress meetings with teachers. This is done half-termly.
  2. Pupil conferencing with PPG children.
  3. Behaviour monitoring
  4. Attendance monitoring – weekly by attendance lead
  5. Dedicated PPG time at Strategic Direction meetings
  6. Reporting to governors about PPG at each Full Governing Body meeting.

The pupil premium strategy will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. However the next strategy will be published in September 2019.

 Review of pupil premium 2016-2017

Review of Pupil premium 2017 – 2018

How do I know if my child is entitled to Pupil Premium?

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
• Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
• Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

How do I register for Pupil Premium?

Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, click this link and fill in the form. You will only need to complete the form once and it will last for the duration of your child’s time at their current school. It really is as simple as that.

Who can I speak to about Pupil Premium?

Your child’s Class Teacher and Senior Leaders will be able to answer any queries you have about how we are using Pupil Premium to support individual children. The Office staff can offer information and advice about Pupil Premium eligibility. All conversations or correspondance will be treated as confidential.

Using the pupil premium effectively:

The Education Endowment Foundation has produced a teaching and learning toolkit to help teachers and schools effectively use the pupil premium to support disadvantaged pupils. Its families of schools toolkit helps teachers learn about effective practice from similar schools.

To read more about this please go to https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/evidence/teaching-learning-toolkit

Pupil Premium expenditure and funding 2014-2015 – st_john_s_pupil_premium_exp3nditure_2014-15

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