PUPIL PREMIUM REPORTING TO PARENTS
- Pupil Premium is government funding given to schools, in addition to the underlying school’s budget, to raise achievement and close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
- In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, primary schools will receive £1,320 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. Schools will, also, receive £1,900 for each looked-after or adopted child.
- Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium; in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
At Temple Mill Primary School, we ensure that our pupil premium money is used to provide a range of teaching and learning opportunities for our children, closely matched to their needs.
To narrow the gap between pupils eligible for pupil premium and their peers and to eliminate barriers to learning and progress:
i) All pupils receive well-planned support to reach their individual targets in English and Maths so they achieve to the best of their ability.
ii) All pupils have access to a range of opportunities across and beyond the whole curriculum, which they might not otherwise be able to access.
iii) We work alongside our families, listening and offering advice and support, and provide parents/carers ways to help their children at home.
Total Grant for 2017-2018: £72,600 (estimated)
PROVISION PLANNED FOR 2017-2018
- To partially fund additional teachers to lead small group and one to one tuition in Mathematics, Reading, Writing and EGPS (English, Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling) focussed on overcoming gaps in learning, to accelerate progress and raise attainment;
- To partly fund Mrs Sargeant, our Home School Support Worker: to work alongside children and families who may need support and advice or someone with whom they can share any concerns or worries; and to improve attendance and punctuality.
- To partly fund Mrs Weller, our school counsellor to deliver one to one counselling sessions for vulnerable pupils to raise self-esteem and improve emotional well-being;
- To fund pupils attendance at extended schools out of hours’ activities so all pupils have the opportunity to attend clubs and the school journey;
- To partly fund Mrs Gabriel, our pastoral support HLTA, in working with vulnerable children in school to improve readiness for learning
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress to move children to at least age related expectations.
The school will publish information on how the Pupil Premium Grant has been used to ‘narrow the gap’, for pupils eligible for pupil premium at the end of the academic year.
Please read the published Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for 2016-2017 at the foot of the page
Eligibility for Pupil Premium
There are three categories of pupils eligible for pupil premium:
- Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible at any point in the last 6 years
- Children in Care (CiC) or adopted
- Children of Armed Forces Personnel
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Please ask us if you think you may be entitled.