Pupil Premium (PP) funding is allocated to schools from the Government on the basis of children on roll who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), or who have been entitled within the past 6 years. It is also allocated to children who have been Looked After (CLA) and to children whose parents are members of the Armed Forces. The funding is intended to narrow the achievement gap between PP children and their peers and all schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how it has been used.
Our vision for Pupil Premium at Newton Primary School
At Newton Primary, all of our staff strive to achieve the absolute best outcomes they can for every child through quality first teaching. We invest in high quality training for all staff to ensure teaching and learning is of a consistently high quality for everyone. We recognise that not every child receiving PPG is socially disadvantaged and also that not every child who is disadvantaged receives PPG. By focusing on children’s individual needs we aim to enable every child to achieve and make the best progress they can. Whilst maintaining a careful track of all pupils’ progress, we also closely track how well PPG children are achieving in comparison to their peers in order to close the gap.
We prioritise the use of pupil premium to ensure that it has the biggest impact on the life chances and education of our children. We use the money for:
Taken from the DFE website
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of our response must match the scale of the challenge.
We know that we have the professional knowledge and expertise in the education system to ensure that children and young people recover and get back on track. Returning to normal educational routines as quickly as possible will be critical to our national recovery, and the government intends for schools and colleges to fully open in September.
The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time.
Schools’ allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in years reception through to 11.