The Pupil Premium Grant is additional Government funding given to schools so that they can support disadvantaged pupils to reach their potential and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.
The Pupil Premium grant is allocated to children eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, looked after children and service children with schools receiving a fixed amount of money per pupil.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support disadvantaged pupils.
Money has been ring-fenced and used to benefit all pupil premium pupils. We have established clear lines of responsibility with a lead member of staff and the Head Teacher taking responsibility for Pupil Premium.
At Bewsey Lodge Primary, our significant proportion of FSM children means that our pupil premium money has been planned carefully to ensure it has been spent to maximum effect. This has meant making informed decisions about our spending such as:
All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for the ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school.
If you would like to discuss Pupil Premium funding further, please contact Miss Pope, Lead for Pupil Premium.
Please open the documents below to see how this funding has been used in Bewsey Lodge Primary School.
The next review of Pupil Premium spending for 2018/2019 will take place in the Resources committee meeting, Feb 2019 and the findings will be reported at the Spring FGM.