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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM), those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.  The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.    


It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

  
For more information on the Pupil Premium, please visit:
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium 

Pupil Premium at Somers Park Primary School

At Somers Park Primary School, we are committed to diminishing the difference in performance between children eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant and their peers.   We have high aspirations, and value the abilities and achievements, of all our children; we are committed to providing each pupil with the best possible environment for learning and ensure they are given every chance to realise their full potential. We recognise that each child is unique and will have different needs, which may well vary throughout their time in school. Our strategy focuses very much on their individual needs.

Pupil Premium Spending

Our pupil premium money is used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions, along with quality first teaching have a positive impact on children’s attainment and self-belief.

Through targeted interventions we work hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. One of the schools aims is to ensure that ALL groups of pupils make good progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.

Targeted support is being provided through one-to-one and small group tuition.

How will school measure the impact of Pupil Premium funding?

  • Teaching staff and Senior leaders measure attainment and progress at termly intervals through the year
  • All teachers are responsible for tracking the progress of all vulnerable groups, including Pupil Premium, SEND and EAL. This information is then collated and monitored by SLT and SENDCo.
  • Pupil Progress meetings are held each term between class teachers and SLT to monitor impact and identify any concerns to be addressed.
  • Attendance data is collected and monitored
  • When selecting pupils for intervention groups and support, this will not be limited to children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, but will include other pupils who have similar needs, and who we believe will benefit from the support / intervention.
  • Pupil Premium funding and its impact is a regular agenda item for the School Governor’s meetings.

Applying for Pupil Premium

We encourage parents and carers to consider the application for Pupil Premium. 

 

There are four elements to the Pupil Premium:

 

You can check your eligibility or apply for FSM based on your income by visiting the Worcester Children First website.

Applying for Free School Meals | Applying for Free School Meals | Worcestershire County Council.

Please speak to the School Office if you need support with an application or further details

 

If you are deemed to be eligible, please can you inform the school so we can amend your details.