Pupil Premium provides funding for children:
- who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£1 345 per child)
- who have been previously looked after, subject of a special guardianship order and / or adopted from care (£2 345 per child)
- pupil premium plus children currently being looked after or in care (£2 345 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 (£310 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.
Rights Respecting Schools Ethos
At Northern, we are a Rights Respecting School and support the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This is a set of 54 Articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life – civil, political, economical, social and cultural rights, all of which, children everywhere are entitled to. Our Pupil Premium policy relates to many of the Articles including;
Article 3 - (best interests of the child) The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.
Article 12 - (respect for the views of the child) Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right applies at all times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.
Article 27 – (adequate standard of living) Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.
Article 28 – (right to education) Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
Article 29 - (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
Article 39 - (recovery from trauma and reintegration) Children who have experienced neglect, abuse, exploitation, torture or who are victims of war must receive special support to help them recover their health, dignity, self-respect and social life.
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 2020 - 2021.