Pupil Premium

Overview

It is our responsibility to ensure that all children in our school achieve their potential and in order to do so we seek to meet the individual needs of every child. Pupil Premium will be used and managed by us to enable us to tailor support for identified children in a range of ways appropriate to their needs.

Purpose

Pupil Premium is used at St James' Church of England Primary Academy to raise the aspirations and achievement of 3 main groups:

  • Pupils who are EVER6 Free School Meals (FSM) or are currently eligible for FSM
  • Pupils whose parents/carers who are EVER 3 SERV or are currently in the Services
  • Pupils who are Children  Looked After (CLA)

Objectives for Pupil Premium

  • The Pupil premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standards of achievement for these pupils.
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
  • As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and their other peers within school.
  • We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and their lives.
  • All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving pupils to at least age related expectations as a minimum.

Provision

Examples of the types of Provision St James' Church of England Primary Academy will provide are:

  • A broad and varied extra-curricular programme to offer experience outside of the classroom for all children.
  • Individual mentoring and support programmes.
  • Financial support to ensure that children do not miss educational opportunities due to financial hardship i.e. educational visits, residential visits and after school clubs.
  • Providing in school support for children with particular educational needs.
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities through trained TAs or external agencies.
  • Targeted support in literacy and Maths
  • Family learning opportunities to raise aspirations of families and children.
  • Emotional, Social and Health education programmes to support children and families.
  • Assistance with costs of uniform,  books and stationery to support progress.

Reporting

It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher or delegated member of staff to report to the Governing Body on:

  • The progress made towards narrowing the gap by year group for Pupil Premium pupils
  • An outline of the provision that has been made
  • An impact assessment of progress made by Pupil Premium children against progress of all children
  • An evaluation of the cost effectiveness

The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the pupil premium funding has been used to address the issue of narrowing the gap for pupil premium pupils.