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 2019-2020 the amount of Pupil Premium allocated was £1,320 for each 'Ever6' FSM pupil and £1,900 for each Looked After Child and we received a total of £140,651. Our Pupil Premium statement for 2019-2020 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
- 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 increase with effect from April 2020 to £1,345 for Primary aged pupils and to £2,345 for each Looked After Child. Our estimated amount of Pupil Premium allocated for 2020/2021 will be £130,085. In line with our School Development Plan to raise attainment of FSM children we will allocate funding for 2020/2021 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.