Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.
The Pupil Premium Grant allocation schools receive is based on the number of children eligible for free school meals (either currently or at any point in the last six years) at the time of the annual census.
A service premium is also available to support children whose parents are currently, or have recently been, serving in the armed forces. The service premium is designed to provide additional, mainly pastoral, support for these children to ensure their social and emotional wellbeing. At Meole Brace C of E Primary School and Nursery we provide this support, where it is appropriate, through regular 1:1 / small group sessions with experienced and well trained Teaching Assistants and Learning Mentors. We also provide additional academic support for children entitled to the service premium where we feel this would be beneficial.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used. The Governing Body of Meole Brace C of E Primary School and Nursery have decided that this grant will be most effectively spent on supporting children’s learning in the classroom by providing high quality first teaching, curriculum support, targeted intervention, engagement and enrichment activities, pastoral support and social and behavioral intervention. Further detail can be found in the Pupil Premium Policy.
As with all children at Meole Brace C of E Primary School and Nursery, to ensure maximum impact, the needs of children entitled to the Pupil Premium are clearly identified, steps are taken to meet their individual needs and their progress is closely monitored through school. Where small group or 1:1 support is felt to be most beneficial, Pupil Premium will be used to support this provision.
Teaching and learning at Meole Brace C of E Primary School and Nursery is designed to meet the individual needs of all children.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
- We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals.
- We will allocate Pupil Premium funding after a needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals.
A full break down and evaluation of how we intend to use the Pupil Premium Grant this year can be found in the Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020. Last year's spend and subsequent evaluation can be found in the Pupil Premium Review 2018-2019 and please find below the published reports on our pupil premium expenditure for the previous three years.