DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN & PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING AT MALCOLM SARGENT PRIMARY SCHOOL
What Is Pupil Premium?
Malcolm Sargent Primary School is committed to supporting children who are ‘socially disadvantaged’ and/or who require additional support because they are vulnerable to underachievement. All members of staff and governors accept responsibility to meeting these children’s pastoral, social and academic needs.
Pupil Premium is a funding allowance the school receives from the government which we use to support particular groups of children who are seen as ‘socially disadvantaged’ and/or vulnerable to underachievement. The governing body allocates this money to pupils that require further support because nationally, they tend to make less progress due to a range of barriers to their learning. The groups are:
Children who are entitled and claim for free school meals, or ever have in the past 6 years (known as the Ever 6). The school is allocated £1320 per pupil in this category.
Children who are in care (looked after), or whoever have been in the past 6 years (also known as the Ever 6). The school is allocated £1900 per pupil in this category.
Children who have parents who currently work in the armed services or who have been in the armed services within the past 6 years (known as the Ever 6). The school is allocated £300 per pupil in this category.
Schools decide which ways of spending this money would have the greatest impact on removing barriers to learning and supporting these groups. The school Governors challenge the school to ensure we use the money to the best advantage of these children and an allocated Governor evaluates the work being undertaken, and its impact.
What Does The School Aim To Achieve Using Pupil Premium Funding?
Our aims for the Pupil Premium children are:
- To narrow the gaps in attainment between them and other children in school.
- To ensure they make at least as much progress as other groups of children.
- To ensure all barriers to their learning are removed or reduced to help them reach their full potential. Some of these barriers might be social, personal and emotional, or how regularly they attend school.