Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at St John’s C.E. Primary

Rationale
Pupil Premium funding was introduced in April 2011 and is given to schools to work with those pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Looked After Children, adopted children and children whose parents serve in the armed forces are also entitled to Pupil Premium funding. The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and is used by our school to address any underlying inequalities or disadvantage between children eligible and their peers and to try and close the gap in attainment of children who are and aren’t eligible.

Objectives
At St John’s CE Primary School the Pupil Premium will be used to:

  • Provide additional educational support to raise the achievement of our pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium.
  • Narrow the gap between the educational achievement of these pupils and their peers.
  • Address underlying inequalities, as far as possible, between these pupils and others.
  • Ensure that the Pupil Premium funds reach the pupils who need them most.
  • Make a significant impact on the education and lives of these pupils.
  • Work in partnership with the parents of pupils to collectively ensure their success.

Our Strategies

  • Assigning a Pupil Premium Lead to champion the educational needs of Pupil Premium recipients and ensure the implementation of this policy.
  • Ensuring Pupil Premium funds can be identified within the school’s budget.
  • The Headteacher, in consultation with the Pupil Premium Lead, governors, staff and parents, will decide how funds are spent.
  • Assessing the individual provisions required for each pupil in receipt of Pupil Premium.

Potential Measures

  • Providing 1:1 and small group work with experienced teachers to address specific knowledge gaps.
  • Creating additional teaching and learning opportunities using teaching assistants.
  • Targeting English and Maths in pupils below age expectations.
  • Allocating funds to enable these pupils to participate in extra-curricular activities.
  • Targeting pupils who require additional help to reach Levels 3, 5 or 6.
  • Providing specialist support from outside agencies to assess and support children with additional learning and emotional needs.

The Council encourages all families who are eligible under the existing benefit criteria to register their entitlement to Free School Meals, (even if your child receives a school lunch under the universal free school meal offer) in order that the school can benefit from the available pupil premium funding.

If you are receiving:

  • Income Support,
  • Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance,
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Guarantee part of Pension Credit , or
  • if you have an annual income (as assessed by the HM Revenue & Customs) of less than £16,190 each year -but not Working Tax Credit – you will be eligible for Free School Meals.

To Register:
Call into any Stockport Direct Local Centre for a benefits check.

For the opening times and location of your nearest centre, telephone

0161 217 6009 or visit http://www.stockport.gov.uk/benefits

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