Pupil Premium Lead: Mrs Kelly Earnshaw Headteacher, Inclusion Manager & SENCo
Pupil Premium Governor: Mr Sean Sweeney Chair of Governors
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is additional money that every school receives for children who are on low income families (that are eligible for Free School Meals), for children who have been adopted or are in care and for children who reside with a parent that is in the Armed Services.
To raise the attainment for all pupils we support the seven building blocks for interventions
- A whole school ethos of attainment for all
- A whole school approach that addresses behaviour and attendance
- Promote high quality teaching for all
- Identify and support individual learning needs
- Deploy staff effectively
- Respond proactively to data
- Clear, responsive leadership
How much funding does a school receive?
In 2015 each school received £1300 for FSM children, £1900 for children who are looked after and £300 for children who reside with a parent in the Armed services.
For the year 2015-16 St George's received £ £42,720
For the year 2014-15, St George's have received £38,900.
In 2015-16, what does a school do with the money?
Pupil Premium money helps us to ensure that no child is disadvantaged. We carefully base our spending on the needs of all our children and use the Pupil Premium money to close attainment gaps as well as supporting the social and emotional well-being of our children.
At St George's, the Pupil Premium funding supports us to:-
- ensure professional development enables all staff to meet the needs of the children.
- deploy additional teaching and support staff to provide specific support and intervention work
- improve assessment and tracking systems so that a quick and clear analysis of progress can be made.
- provide curriculum enrichment activities designed to build confidence and boost self esteem e.g. Stiltskin drama group, Widening Horizons aspirations project, Childline initiative, learning an instrument, First Aid course.
- provide financial support and/or subsidise activities, events and clubs e.g. Breakfast club and after school care
- improve resources with a particular focus on reading
- improve the resources pupils can access at home e.g. Phonicsplay, maths activities
- provide specific interventions such as phonics and reading
- employ external agency staff that have specific skills that can support staff and pupils through MAST
- provide non class teaching time and release the Inclusion Manager to ensure early intervention and close liaison with families
- increase admin time to closely monitor attendance at school and support families to ensure they understand the necessity of good attendance.
- implement an incentive reward system for recognising and promoting good behaviour
- increase support for pupils through a Learning Mentor
- offer a range of parent workshops and information sessions to include E safety, 'supporting reading' and 'how to teach maths'
- increase emotional support for our pupils from a school counsellor
- offer more curriculum enrichment activities
- take part in Armed Forces week