The Government currently provides additional funding to all schools for children in certain key groups. This funding is known as the Pupil Premium Grant and is intended to allow each school to make additional provision for children who are in receipt of free school meals, those who are looked after by the local authority and those whose parents are members of the armed forces and may, as a consequence of their parents’ placements, be subject to a number of school moves.
Schools use this funding to enhance the achievement of pupils in these groups and ensure the inclusion of these pupils in all enrichment and extra curricular opportunities.
For the financial year 2018-2019, we will receive £9240 in receipt of Ever 6 Pupil Premium funding. We plan to use this funding to fund additional intensive interventions to support the development of children’s literacy skills. The impact of these strategies will be closely monitored by the school’s Senior Leadership Team.
In addition, School received £1200 for children with parents in the armed forces. This funding will continue to be used to train staff on identifying and supporting children with emotional needs associated with separation anxiety, as well as any resources needed to support pupils. We will also invest further funding into purchasing ICT equipment to enable children to stay in touch with parents who may be away for prolonged periods.
For the financial year 2017-2018, we received £2640 in receipt of Ever 6 funding. School used this funding to fund some additional intensive intervention in writing from a teaching assistant.
In addition, School received £900 for children with parents in the armed forces. This funding was used to train staff on identifying and supporting children with emotional needs associated with separation anxiety. We also invested in ICT equipment to enable children to stay in touch with parents who may be away for prolonged periods.
For the financial year 2016-2017, we did not receive any Pupil Premium Grant.