What is it?
The Pupil Premium is government money designed to help disadvantaged children and young people do well in school.
The funding is allocated to schools for children from yr 7 to 11 who have registered for free school meals in the last six years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces. In 2017/18 the funding allocated is £935 per child, £300 for children of Armed Forces families and £1900 (Funding from the Telford and Wrekin Local Authority is (£1,500) is for children in care. Every school has a duty to ensure that every individual child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential.
How much Pupil Premium money does the school get?
For the 2017/18 school year, the school receives £284,420. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of students who are known to be eligible for free school meals or have been eligible in the last six years and children who have been continuously looked after for one day or more. 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 students within their responsibility.
Which students are prioritised?
• Free school meal (FSM) students and other vulnerable students who are underachieving at KS4
• FSM students and other vulnerable students who are in danger of underachieving at KS4
• FSM students and other vulnerable students who are underachieving at KS3
• other underachieving students.
We used the Pupil Premium to meet the outcomes within the school Pupil Premium Plan:
Secure Quality First teaching
Improving standards of Literacy and Numeracy
Accelerated progress and attainment
Improving parental and family engagement
Raising aspirations and improving life chances.
These outcomes support the
allocation funding three activity types:
• Subsiding student visits so that they can see performances of plays, for example
• Enrichment opportunities in after school programme subsidised. For example PP pupils are supported to go to a wide range of activities and experiences such as Arthog outreach and Skiing.
How will parent know it is working?
We track all students’ progress each term, so we can quickly see if plans are working. If your child takes part in an intervention programme, we aim to measure how they are doing at the start of the programme, and at the end, so we can see the difference. We will report to you at parents’ evenings, but if you would like information on your child’s progress at any time, please get in touch with their subject teachers.
How can I get more information?
For information about how we plan provision and track progress please contact Miss Prosser or Mr Hewitt.
I am not sure if my child could have free school meals – where can I get more information?
Please contact school reception who will be happy to help.