Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools to help address inequalities in rates of progress and attainment of vulnerable groups. It is aimed at closing the attainment gap between pupils from vulnerable families and their peers. It is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for pupils from families who are members of the armed services or pupils who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Headteachers and school leaders decide how to use the Pupil Premium funding to meet the particular needs of their pupils and are held accountable for the difference it makes. To learn how St. John the Baptist Church of England Primary School is currently using the Pupil Premium please follow the link at the bottom of this page.
At St. John the Baptist C of E Primary School we aim to ensure that all children are successful and that any barriers to learning are removed. We are focused on ‘diminishing the difference’ in rates of progress and attainment between those children who are receiving Pupil Premium and those who are not.
We invest the Pupil Premium funding to support children’s academic, emotional and pastoral needs through our trained ELSA (Emotional Literacy)/targeted intervention and enrichment activities such as music lessons and school trips.
We use rigorous tracking to analyse the progress of all our Pupil Premium children, identifying focus areas, deciding how they will be addressed and assessing their impact. Teachers understand their accountability for the progress of all children and their achievement is a standard item on the agenda for every full governing body meeting. We also have specific governors who monitor progress of Pupil Premium children and challenge school leaders by holding them to account.
If you would like further details of how the school makes use of the Pupil Premium money or would like to see if your child is eligible then please contact the school office or the Headteacher. Children who qualify for free school meals are not marked out in any way and we have had children with us who have not known they received a free school meal.
Further details can be found at the following web address: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium/a0076063/pp