What is a Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to maintained schools in England to enhance the education and raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils to close the gap between them and their peers.
PP is a sum of money paid to schools to of disadvantaged children including:
- Pupils in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM)
- Pupils in Care/Looked after by a Local Authority (LAC)
- Pupils whose parent (parents) is/are currently serving in the Armed Force
- Pupils who have been adopted
The Department for Education (DfE) state that the funding is not ring fenced and is not for individual pupils. They state that schools are best placed to determine how the additional funding can be deployed to have maximum impact. Here at Orchard Manor we believe that all of our children are disadvantaged and as such the money is used to enrich the education of all children where possible. We have 165 students on role of which 61 have Pupil Premium funding.
How do we use Pupil Premium Funding?
Pupil Premium is used to:
- Develop communication
- Promote social and emotional wellbeing
- Raise standards and understanding in literacy and numeracy
- Promote physical wellbeing and development
- We have a variety of different interventions here at school, ranging from one to one support, communication intervention, maths intervention and bespoke programmes to support literacy and numeracy in the classroom
We regularly monitor the impact on outcomes through teacher meetings, leading learning meetings and moderation sessions.