The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding from central government to support children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement. The amount received by each school is dependent on the number of children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who are looked after continuously for one day or more (LAC) or are adopted from care. Schools have a responsibility to report on the progress of this group, including children who have received FSM during the last 6 years (termed ‘Ever6 FSM’). All schools are required to demonstrate how they are using the Pupil Premium and the impact it is having.
- To ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds are able to make the same progress as, or better progress than, their peers.
- At Bean Primary School, we organise teaching and learning in order to best meet the needs of all of our children.
- We arrange appropriate provision for children from vulnerable groups and for those who may be disadvantaged, to ensure that their needs are accurately assessed and met.
- We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children who are disadvantaged have free school meals.
We follow the government’s guidelines to allocate Pupil Premium support to those children who receive, or have received, free school meals, or who are in care.
- We aim to include parents (along with our own needs analysis and including input from staff in school) to decide how the Pupil Premium could be best spent for each child.
- It may be the case that not all children receiving free school meals will receive Pupil Premium interventions at any one time.
The progress of children receiving Pupil Premium funding is closely tracked by teachers, the senior leadership team and reported to governors every term.
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