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The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and 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’) or in Church Aston Infant School would have qualified for free school meals.
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously, by the local authority, for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
The Headteacher and class teachers decide how to use the Pupil Premium to the greatest benefit of the children in Church Aston Infant School based on their knowledge of individual pupil needs. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
The Pupil Premium funding is used in a planned way to increase achievement of potentially disadvantaged children. We analyse the needs of all children to identify priority groups and individuals.
How does Church Aston Infant School spend Pupil Premium funding?
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
Children have been able to participate in all school activities ensuring a feeling of inclusiveness.
Funding for a staff member to run a free Breakfast Club for children in receipt of Pupil Premium
Free attendance on school trips/visits.
The school has put in place tracking systems to monitor the impact of pupil premium spending by measuring attainment against attainment of other pupils.
Support staff have had training and understand their role in supporting Pupil Premium Grant children to attain their potential.
Governors are aware of the need to monitor the progress of Pupil Premium children against other children in the cohort.
Other children in school benefit from the Pupil Premium Grant
Funding will be allocated on an individual basis to those children who are eligible only. It will be spent by providing academic support to boost attainment and as a means by which pupils’ learning or experiences in education may be enriched. The main barriers to learning for this group of children include a lack of self-esteem or self-confidence.
Pupil Premium Strategy Review Date : November 2023