What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Aims of the Pupil Premium
At Zaytouna Primary School, we aim to spend our Pupil Premium in the most effective ways. We consider both the academic and social needs of the children in our care. We target the funding well and are receptive and flexible to individual needs and use progress and tracking procedures to identify the strengths and weaknesses of individual pupils. Effective intervention strategies are used in order to close gaps in the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, particularly within English and maths. These strategies are routinely evaluated and analysed, as is the impact upon pupil attainment, our interventions worked extremely well last year.
Who is entitled to Pupil Premium?
In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
£1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:
identified in the January 2018 school census of having left local authority care as a result of:
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
- who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
- recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)
For pupils who attract the £2,300 rate, the 'virtual school head' of the local authority that looks after the pupil will manage the funding.
At Zaytouna Primary School, we are passionate about developing the whole child. Therefore, when making decisions about allocating funding, we consider our children's:
Academic outcomes, Enrichment and engagement, Wellbeing
Staff will assess children's achievement and use this information to indentify appropriate interventions or approaches to assist in their learning. Any decisions about how to spend the Pupil Premium funding are based on this information.