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Pupil Premium

Introduction

The pupil premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help support disadvantaged pupils, closing the attainment gap between them and their peers. At  Langley Moor Primary School, Pupil Premium is funding allocated to pupils who are currently eligible for free school meals and who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. This equates to 21% of our school population. The funding has contributed to a wide range of resources designed to maximise pupil potential in every possible way, e.g. extra teachers and intervention in core subjects, strong inclusion team (speech and language therapists, PSA, and education psychologists), and opportunities for extended school activities (music).

Principles

All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment. As with every child in our care, a child who is considered to be ‘socially disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop his/her full potential, irrespective of need

Background

The pupil premium targets extra funding for pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows these students underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils to reach their potential.

The Government have used pupils entitled to free school meals, children of service personnel and children looked after as an indicator for deprivation and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based upon the number registered for FSM. At Langley Moor Primary, we will be using the indicator of those eligible for FSM as our target children to ‘narrow the gap’ regarding attainment and progress.

The Government have not dictated to schools how to spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ strategies that they know will support these students to increase their attainment and narrow the gap.All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received in the current financial year and details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent. Schools are also required to report on details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.

Summary of barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school

The majority of pupil premium children come into school below national expectations in most areas of the curriculum especially in the areas of understanding, speaking, self-confidence and awareness, reading, numbers, the world, technology and expressive arts and design. This low base line leads to the importance of additional support throughout the school to narrow the gap. Many of our pupil premium children also lack confidence and resilience.

Details of our Pupil Premium allocation for 2017/18 and the impact and effect of its expenditure can be viewed below.  

Details of our Pupil Premium allocation for 2016/17 and the impact and effect of its expenditure can be viewed below.

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