What is Pupil Premium? The National Picture
Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces, children in local authority care and children who are adopted from care. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds.
Where does the money come from?
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (not universal infant free school meals), whose parents serve in the Armed Forces, children who are looked after in local authority care and children who have been adopted from local authority care.
At Kings Meadow School we:
- ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils
- ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups this includes ensuring that the needs of children eligible for FSM and pupils who have been looked after children are adequately assessed and addressed
- will complete a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals. This means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
The range of provision the Governors consider making for this group could include:
Providing small group work and 1:1 tutoring with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through external agencies / specialists and extra curricular activities.
The provision of specific or specialist resources e.g. Read Write Inc resources.
All our work through pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress. Initially, this will be focused on emotional regulation, communication and readiness for learning.