The main barriers to educational achievement faced by our pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding are lower confidence/self-esteem, lower speech, language, reading and writing skills, number recognition and counting skills and enrichment opportunities.
The schools quality teaching and learning, alongside the one to one intervention sessions, based on individual targets aim to dispel these barriers to educational achievement for our pupil premium children.
Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals, children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months or who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted and children who come from Services families
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we are accountable for how we have used this additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
We measure the impact of our pupil premium funding through our half termly and end of year progress and attainment data. Termly pupil progress meetings allow staff to discuss and develop the attainment and progress of pupil premium pupils and to plan future targets and strategies to help them achieve.
For the financial year 2017-18 schools were allocated this additional funding to be used to support interventions and provision already in place at their schools and to provide additional support where a need was apparent.
We received £13,220 Pupil Premium Funding for the year 2017-2018 (including LAC). Other funding will be allocated from our Delegated Budget to this amount to ensure we support all of our most disadvantaged pupils.