What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is a Government initiative that provides additional money for pupils entitled to free school meals. The premium is provided to support these pupils in their learning in order to reach their potential. The Government does not specify how schools should use this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ strategies and resources that they know will support pupils towards at least good attainment and progress.
How much Pupil Premium did we receive?
At Sarisbury, we received £31,500 in Pupil Premium for the financial year 2013 / 2014.
How is the Pupil Premium being used at Sarisbury?
We have used our Pupil Premium allocation to fund the following:
- additional teaching and support staff who provide one to one tuition and intervention groups
- additional resources to support the learning needs of these pupils
- support for extra-curricular activities and residential visits
How is the impact of the Pupil Premium evaluated?
The school evaluates the impact of this additional support alongside our regular assessment cycle. Evaluation focuses on academic gains and personal development learning; including how pupils' self-confidence has improved as a consequence of intervention. Recommendations for the following term are then agreed.
What has the impact been so far?
To date, the Pupil Premium has contributed to:
- increased confidence of pupils in their learning
- good progress for our FSM pupils in reading, writing and maths
- improved skills in literacy and numeracy in preparation for the next phase in pupils' learning
- wider participation in clubs, off-site activities and residential visits
- Ofsted noted in our inspection - June 2013, that pupils having access to the pupil premium make the same good progress as with all other pupils in the school