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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Pupil Premium
 
What is it?

The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) and children that have been in care for more than six months.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.

We will ensure that parents are fully informed about the amount of allocation, barriers faced by eligible pupils, how the funding is to be spent, how impact will be measured and the date the strategy will be reviewed. We will also inlcude how the allocation was spent for the previous year and its impact on eligible and other pupils. Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to diminish the difference between pupil groups.

At Willaston CE Primary we consistently track all groups of pupils to ensure that they make good or better progress. Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. For new entrants that start with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school. Once at age related expectations we always continue to extend that learning further to ensure that they reach higher levels of attainment. We closely monitor how we are spending the allocated funds to ensure they are having an impact on pupil premium pupils' achievement.

 
Principles
 
At Willaston CE Primary School we are committed to providing quality learning in a positive, happy Christian atmosphere where everyone within the school community is valued as an individual. We have high expectations of all and strive to provide a safe, challenging, exciting and stimulating environment.

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
 

 
We used the Pupil Premium in the following ways:

One to one tuition to provide focused intervention
Booster Groups to enhance pupil progress in English and mathematics
Learning Mentor support for emotional health and well being
Specialist dyslexia teacher
Funding residential and day trips for children
Funding musical instrument tuition
Horse riding to meet individual children’s needs
Support with before and after school care
Easter school when staffing available
 
 Please click on the link below to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-2019.

Pupil Premium Review Of Expenditure 2017-2018.