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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for identified pupils.  The money is used by the school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.

The amount of money allocated is dependent on the number of pupils on-roll who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) within the last 6 years. ‘Pupil Premium Plus’ is granted for pupils who are ‘Looked After’ (in care) or adopted. Pupil Premium payments are also received for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or have previously served in the last 5 years.

All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for these pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Banks Methodist Primary School is committed to ‘diminishing the difference’ between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium funding forms a vital part of that process.

2017 – 2018

This year our school will receive £16,800 in Pupil Premium allocations.

We have identified areas to develop to help raise attainment for our group of Pupil Premium children. 

This includes:

  • Whole staff training and whole school approach to help children overcome barriers to learning, by developing a growth mindset culture.
  • Promotion of good attendance to ensure that all children access a full education.
  • Teaching Assistant hours to develop Communication and Language skills within the early years, which will positively impact on Reading and Writing. 
  • Teaching Assistant hours to provide intervention groups and small group work.
  • Financial support to enable pupils to attend afterschool clubs, educational visits and residential trips.
  • Financial support to help with the cost of school uniform and other costs. 

All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress thus moving children to at least age related expectations primarily in Maths and English and addressing individual needs as they are identified.

The impact of 2016/2017 Pupil Premium was that:

  • TA hours were increased to ensure children received excellent care, guidance and support, and targeted interventions at an appropriate level, enabling them to achieve their full potential.
  • Pupils were more confident and engaged in school life.