Stannington First School Pupil Premium
What is Pupil Premium?
In 2011-12 schools were allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low income families who were eligible for free school meals or had been looked after continuously for more than six months. From April 2012 the pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for for free school meals at any point during the last six years. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces. The level of premium set for 2011-12 was £488 per pupil for pupils eligible for Free School Meals and for pupils in care who had been continuously looked after for six months. It increased to £600 per Pupil for 2012-13. Eligibilty for the Pupil Premium for 2012-13 has also been extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point during the last six years (known as the Ever 6 Free School Meals Measure). Pupil Premium allowance will be £900 per pupil this year (2013) and the Armed Force allowance is £300.
What is our allocation and how do we spend it?
In 2012-13 we received £1204 Pupil Premium. We used it to target specific children (Free School Meals) in order to narrow any gap between them and their peers. We used some funding to fund ReadWrite Inc. materials (£236) and training; it was also used to support the children’s understanding of reading and writing across the curriculum, and it has been introduced as a resource for children throughout the school.
In 2013-14 we will receive £900 in Pupil Premium and £300 in Armed Force funding. This will be spent on Teaching Assistant time to provide 1:1 and small intervention group support, more Read Write Inc. resources (£225) and the introduction of Mathematical support materials and intervention. We will also be providing financial support to those children in low income families who wish to attend our residential visit later in the year.
We are, of course, monitoring performance of pupil premium children continuously and will adapt our provision according to their individual needs on an on-going basis.
Should you wish to discuss Pupil Premium further or have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Head Teacher.