What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium funding introduced in 2011 is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
The Pupil Premium scheme has given schools an additional budget to spend freely in a way they believe would maximise support and improve the achievements of these vulnerable pupils.
The scheme is also offered for those children who are in care or who have been looked after for more than six months. It acknowledges the additional support these children require in order to maximise their educational achievement. It is also provided for children of parents in the armed services.
We have the highest expectation of all our students. Through our Pupil Progress meetings we thoroughly identify which pupils are underachieving and allocate funding to the activities that were most likely to have an impact on improving achievement.
At Kisharon School support to raise achievement is personalised according to each individual. We use our knowledge of students and their families to identify potential barriers to individual students attaining their outcomes, and use the funding flexibly to overcome these barriers.
Through careful monitoring and evaluation we can show the positive impact of our spending on the outcomes for these pupils. Because of the small numbers of children who are eligible for pupil premium, impact is annually reported to the Governing Body and not published on the website.
Pupil Premium 2018-2019
In 2018-2019 our allocation for the Pupil Premium Grant was £10,556. It was allocated as follows:
|CPD for staff in total communication and SCERTS||£3,500|
|OT time to develop zones of regulation||£1,256|
Pupil Premium 2019-2020
In 2019-2020, our allocation for the Pupil Premium Grant is anticipated to be £10,556 which is for 6 pupils in receipt of Free School Meals Funding and 2 pupils who are Looked After and receive Pupil Premium Plus. A total of 8 pupils out of 36 on roll.
We have identified the following barriers to educational achievement that we shall be targeting our spending of pupil premium money on:
- Developing skills and expertise of all staff leading interventions
- Development of self-esteem and well being
- Music therapy
- Higher staff ratios
- Additional OT support to develop sensory diets
The Headteacher will review the impact of this strategy at the end of each financial year and plan for the year ahead as a result of this knowledge.