Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in 2011 and is allocated to schools based upon the number of pupils who are or have been registered for free school meals at any point over the previous six years (known as Ever6) and for Looked After Children (LAC).

For 2020-2021 the amount of Pupil Premium allocated was £1,345 for each 'Ever6' FSM pupil and £2,345 for each Looked After Child and we received a total of £125,360.  Our Pupil Premium statement for 2020-2021 is published below.

The Pupil Premium Grant is to be used to raise the attainment of ‘Ever6’ and LAC pupils and close the gap between free school meal (FSM) and non-FSM pupils. At St John's we are committed to making every penny of the Pupil Premium count.

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant are complex and varied – many of our PP children face a variety of difficulties some of which are listed below:

  • Speech and language / communication issues
  • Experiential deprivation
  • Limited access to educational enhancement experiences such as visits out, participation in physical activities, residential holiday opportunities
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour i.e. pupils with specific social and emotional needs which impact on learning
  • SEND cognition and learning difficulties
  • Low entry level of attainment

As the needs of our Pupil Premium children are so vast and unique, we conduct termly Pupil Progress meetings with each class teacher to discuss on a case-by-case basis.

The impact of Pupil Premium funding is measured termly via discussions with the Senior Leadership team, Inclusion staff and presentations to Governors.

A detailed summary of the impact of Pupil Premium is included in our Pupil Premium statement and is listed for each individual project or intervention.

The Pupil Premium rates will remain the same for 2021-2022 at £1,345 for Primary aged pupils and £2,345 for each Looked After Child.  Our estimated amount of Pupil Premium allocated for 2021/2022 will be £125,085.  In line with our School Development Plan to raise attainment of FSM children we will allocate funding for 2021/2022 in the following areas:

  • To accelerate progress in Literacy and Numeracy
  • To improve curriculum opportunities for children - resources/clubs/visits etc.
  • Provide emotional / social support and intervention for identified groups
  • To improve attitudes to attendance
  • To improve standards in behaviour
  • To provide personalised learning opportunities - mentoring, 1-to-1 support, intervention
  • To continue to increase parental engagement and involvement in learning out of school. 

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