Pupil premium is the allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount a school receives is dependent on the number of children who are in receipt of free school meals as well as looked after/ adopted children. All schools are required to report the amount of funding they receive and how this is being used.
At Bempton Primary School:
We ensure that the teaching and learning opportunities are meeting the needs and interests of all our pupils.
- We ensure that provision is made for all vulnerable groups of children, monitor that their needs are assessed and that appropriate provision is made to meet their needs.
- We recognise that not all children, who are eligible, are registered for free school meals.
- We allocate pupil premium funding to support any child or groups of children, who have been identified as being socially disadvantaged.
All work through pupil premium is aimed at accelerating progress so that children are at least at age related expectations. The emphasis is initially with English and Maths but can refer to other subjects and areas as appropriate.
Barriers to learning identified by the school-
- Low attainment
- Low self esteem
- Speech and language
- Other contributing factors such as ADHD, Autism
Actions to address the barriers
- Close monitoring of attendance and a weekly report with follow up actions
- Close monitoring of behaviour, plans and support in place when required
- Provision groups to boost attainment and accelerate progress
- Social groups, encouragement to take part in extra-curricular activities
- SEN provision and communication with outside agencies
How to measure impact of pupil premium
- Through careful tracking of children at half termly intervals
- Discussion with staff
- book scrutiny, observations and pupil interviews
- Pupil involvement in other aspects of school life.