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?

We have spent our Pupil Premium in three key areas. The combination of these areas are decided on a case by case basis.

– Academic support to raise attainment

– Emotional support to nuture self-confidence

– Enrichment to encourage engagement in school life

It is for the school to decide how best to spend the Pupil Premium allocation, however we will be held to account on how we have utilised the funding and the impact it has had. The documents below detail previous Pupil Premium expenditure and impact.

For 2016-2017 we reviewed our Pupil Premium practice using the toolkit below. We did this to ensure that we are providing the best provision we can and are using the best practice there is available in order to have the greatest impact on our children from disadvantaged backgrounds. We review our pupil premium spend throughout the year and report this at Full Governing Body meetings. We reviewed the pupil premium spend for 2016-2017 at the end of the financial year and reported this to governors in the Summer Term.

Here is the report that governors were given – Review of pupil premium 2016-2017

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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