Pupil Premium is an additional amount of funding allocated to schools by the government to support the learning and progress of children in receipt of free school meals or those looked after by the local authority. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent and they will be held accountable for how this additional funding is impacting on those for whom the money is allocated.
From April 2012, the government extended pupil premium funding to children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past six years. For the 2015 to 2016 financial year, funding for the pupil premium has increased and schools will receive:
- £1320 per pupil of primary school age
- £1900 per pupil who
- has been looked after for one day or more.
- has been adopted from care.
- has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order.
- the attainment of pupils who attract the funding.
- the progress made by these pupils.
- the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
The following documents explain how Goldsborough CE Primary School has allocated this and the previous year's Pupil Premium and also how we plan to spend the funding next financial year.
Due to the size of our school, the potential for identifying pupils through the publishing of any report is inevitably greater. For this reason, it is our policy to publish a basic outline of how we have spent, and plan to spend, our Pupil Premium allocations.
Academic Year 2015-2016
Our allocation for this year is £7020. Planned expenditure for this academic year includes:
- Training for all staff on issues relating to attachment. This training and subsequent workshop sessions will be led by Educational Psychologists.
- Bespoke and individual provision designed to meet the academic and pastoral needs of individual pupils, led by carefully chosen outside providers.
- Allocation of 1-1 and small group tuition to accelerate the progress in reading and writing of identified individuals.
- Support of trips and extra-curricular involvement for all eligible pupil.
For more detailed information about how we spend our pupil premium allocation, please see the reports below.