Pupil Premium

Introduced in April 2011, 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.

This is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces

It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium allocated to their school is spent.  Schools will be held accountable for their use of the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the impact this has on educational attainment.
 

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Napier Primary School’s Pupil Premium Grant for is £196,680. The Pupil Premium Grant is intended to be used to support children’s progress, attainment and aspirations. The school is exclusively responsible for determining how to use this funding to benefit of all of the eligible pupils.

We always seek to provide outstanding teaching for all children. Timely, precision teaching provision and intervention is used to maximise children’s progress and attainment. The Pupil Premium helps us to deliver specific additional interventions to eligible children whose attainment might not otherwise fully reflect their potential.  

Napier has identified key areas of expenditure which will provide effective support for these children.

To continue to support eligible children’s learning in the classroom

  • Train named members of SLT and the teaching staff
  • Teaching Assistant to support learning and to close the gap for pupil premium pupils across the school
  • To engage pupils in the learning task through effective computer provision
  • ASD trained support staff delivering lunchtime clubs and support children to engage in after school clubs

To provide quality in school support to engage pupil premium pupils

  • Family liaison support for vulnerable children
  • Targeted support to build aspirations, self-esteem and confidence as well as support and challenge learning across the curriculum.
  • Engagement with parents and carers to provide support and challenge on attendance, learning attitudes and aspirations
  • Targeted support for children who have missed schooling in order for them to ‘catch up’
  • School trips and visits
  • Out of hours school clubs 
  • Subsidised breakfast club places
  • School Journey Subsidy
  • Tablets/ipads used in class to support extended writing, dyslexic children and a wide range of needs, ensuring the engagement in learning across the curriculum
  • School Uniform
  • Access to school counsellor

We recognise that each of our Pupil Premium children has individual needs and aspirations, so that the teachers and other professionals responsible will need to select the best interventions for each eligible child accordingly. The Head of School will lead the professional and operational supervision of these interventions, accountable to the Executive Headteacher.

Monitoring and Evaluating  

The overall effectiveness and impact is monitored regularly in line with the school monitoring cycle, usually through pupil progress meetings and meetings to review the impact of interventions.

In evaluating the effectiveness, a range of evidence is used including:

  • attainment and progress outcomes;
  • feedback from staff, the child, parents and other professionals who may be involved;
  • examples of learning through photographs, recorded learning, transcriptions or recordings of what the child says;
  • anecdotal, impressionistic evidence relating to improved confidence, well-being, attitude, behaviour, etc.

The governors’ will have a monitoring oversight to the use of the Pupil Premium Funding and the provisions it supports.

Reporting

The Executive Headteacher and Head of School will produce regular reports for the governors’. This report will include:

  • the progress made towards closing the attainment gap, by year group and for children eligible for pupil premium
  • an outline of the provision and the impact of this provision on narrowing the gap
  • an evaluation of the cost effectiveness in terms of the progress made by the children receiving particular provision, when compared with other forms of support
  • the average progress of these children receiving support funded from pupil premium provide comparative data showing our schools progress relative to other schools nationally through data supplied in the annual ASP report and the Local Authority

The governors are responsible for publishing a report on the school’s use of the Pupil Premium each year, via the school’s website. This report will comply with statutory requirements, and also seek to be informative for parents and other stakeholders

This policy will be reviewed at least every 3 years as part of the school’s cycle; sooner in case of new information, national policy changes and/or legislation.