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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium funding is money allocated to the school based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or who have been in receipt of free school meals within the past six years. It also includes Children Looked After or children whose parents work in the forces. It is for the school to decide how the money is spent.

This money is allocated to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

Callis Grange Pupil Premium Funding2017 - 2018£64,940
Callis Grange Pupil Premium Funding2016 - 2017£63,620
Principles of the Pupil Premium Funding:

At Callis:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils and therefore Pupil Premium pupils form part of our Strategic Plan and Performance Management.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of pupils who receive the Pupil Premium funding are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be disadvantaged.
  • We recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged. Each intervention will be inclusive of pupils receiving the Pupil Premium of funding.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following Pupil Progress analysis which will identify priority pupils. Limited funding and resources means that not all pupils receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time. However, we will endeavour that over an academic year interventions will take place for all the pupils receiving Pupil Premium as required. The Headteacher has the overview of funding allocation.

Provision

All teachers are aware of the Pupil Premium pupils in their class and take overall responsibility for their progress.

All our work will be aimed at accelerating progress moving the Pupil Premium pupils to at least age related expectations, initially in Reading, Writing and Maths.

The range of provision includes:

  • Support for the parent and/or child from the Family Liaison Officer focusing on the pupils’ home circumstances and possible barriers to learning such as punctuality, low attendance, poor behaviour or emotional needs.
  • In class differentiation.
  • Support for a child and the parent of a child with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities from the SENCO.
  • Social Support such as the need to attend an Extended School activity to raise a pupils self-esteem or provide an opportunity that the pupil may not normally experience.
  • The Callis Counts Mathematics programme, delivered by an experienced teacher, will provide focussed intervention as required.
  • 1:1 intervention with a qualified Learning Support Assistant with a focus on a pupils specific Learning Needs.
  • Small group work with a qualified Learning Support Assistant on a specific programme.
  • Subsidising educational visits or extended day activities to allow all pupils to attend.

Timetabling of these interventions ensures a pupils’ classroom learning is not affected and all interventions link to the current learning taking place within the classroom.

The role of the Governor

The Headteacher reports to the Governor Strategy Group as part of the analysis of pupil achievement data impact of interventions. Any necessary actions may form part of the Strategic Plan or a recommendation may be made to the Governor Finance and Personnel Group.

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2017-2018

Pupil Premium Grant Report 2016 – 2017

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