At Bewsey Lodge Primary, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential, whatever their background. Many children start our school with low attainment on entry and our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school. Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. All pupil premium children benefit from the funding, not just those underachieving and whilst the majority of our work will be aimed at accelerating progress, the range of provision will be wide and best suited to supporting the individual needs of our children.
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil premium is additional funding to help schools support children from low-income families, ensuring they have the same opportunities as all other children. Research shows that pupils from more deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their wealthier peers and the pupil premium works to ‘close the gap’ in attainment.
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive £1,320 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. Schools will receive £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who meets specified criteria, with funding also provided for children who have a parent in the armed services.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess the correct support and strategies to maximise progress. We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of Pupil Premium funding which is detailed within our action plan. This is monitored and evaluated regularly along with in depth data analysis with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent.
Details of pupil premium spending will be published online annually and parents may access this via the school website. This report will include information on how Pupil Premium has been used within school, the impact of interventions supported by the funding and progress made towards narrowing the gap. Governors will receive regular reports on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium during resource sub-committee meetings.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for or would like any further help, please contact Mrs L Scott at school.
Click on the documents below for the planning and evaluation for 2015-16 and projected spending plan for 2016-17.
The projected spending plan for 2016-17 will follow shortly.