Pupil Premium provides funding for children:
- who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£1320 per child)
- who have been previously looked after, subject of a special guardianship order and / or adopted from care (£1900 per child)
- pupil premium plus children currently being looked after or in care (£1 900 per child per school year – held by the LA Virtual School Head accessed via PEP return)
- whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces (£300 per child)
Schools are held accountable by the government for the spending of these monies as they are best placed to identify the needs of each child. Performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantage children covered by the Pupil Premium.
Northern Primary School is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for our disadvantaged children to improve their academic outcomes and ensure that this is in line with their peers.
We have high aspirations for all the children in our school community and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We seek, as a school community, to provide personalised learning opportunities and targeted support to allow every child to flourish.
As we recognise that not all pupils who are academically or socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals, we follow recent DfE guidance to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, identified by the school as being at a significant disadvantage as long as these interventions are demonstrably improving the performance of the pupils in receipt of the grant.
In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body of Northern Primary School will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils.
The following documents are aimed to inform parents and others about how Northern Primary has used the Pupil Premium funding to ensure this happens in 2017 - 2018.