The Pupil Premium is an amount of money the government allocates to each school to support children, who may be vulnerable to under achievement, to reach their full potential. It is particularly aimed at pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and children of service personnel.
How have we spent the money at St Helen’s CE Primary?
The money we receive is spent on Staff and resources that directly impact on Pupil Premium children.
Examples of spending include:
Is my child eligible?
If you think you are eligble for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium funding, please speak to Mrs Kember/Mrs Soules or apply via the Medway Council website:
Read on to find out about how the pupil premium funding will be spent in 2018/2019
Pupil Premium Strategy 2018/2019
As a school we believe that every pupil has the opportunity to succeed (academically, socially and emotionally) irrespective of their financial background. We believe that all pupils should achieve and experience personal success. We endeavor to use ‘Pupil Premium’ funding to close the attainment gap.
Barriers to Learning and Educational Achievement at St Helen’s CE Primary School
As a school we have summarised the main barriers to learning faced by some of our pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.
Strategies being used for 2018/2019:
Intervention support for targeted groups of children needing extra help to boost pupils’ learning and help them reach their potential.
Speech and language therapy.
Financial support is available to children from families where circumstances are particularly challenging, to enable them to participate fully in a wide range of after school clubs and other enrichment opportunities such as school trips and residentials.
Contribution to the salaries of teaching assistants and specialist teachers.
Free milk for all Pupil Premium children as stipulated by The School Food Plan: milk – and the revised food-based standards.
Purchasing of learning resources.
Provision of emergency counselling and mentoring services.
Additional Educational Psychologist time to provide 'surgeries' for class teachers to seek advice on strategies for underachieving, difficult to engage children.
Administration for the pastoral support team.
How will Impact be Measured?
At St Helen’s, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of our pupils’ attainment, are used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention for our Pupil Premium children.
These processes take the form of:
Pupil Premium Strategy Review Meetings
Review meetings will take place at the end of every seasonal term.
At each meeting, we will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for PP who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.
Pupil Premium Funding and the impact of this is a regular item in Governors Meetings.
Dates of next Pupil Premium Strategy Reviews:
Designated staff member in charge: Mrs A Kember
Pupil Premium Governor: S. Holbrook