The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets extra money for pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential.
The government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for school per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a six year rolling period. This fixed amount of money is expected to increase every year for the course of this current parliament. At All Faiths Children’s Academy we will be using the indicator of those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children to ‘close the gap’ regarding attainment.
For the 2020-21 academic year, our Pupil Premium Grant is £ 102,219
At All Faiths Children’s Academy, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and underachievement and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. This policy outlines how we will ensure Pupil Premium Funding is spent to maximum effect.
The Headteacher and Governing Body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that represents value for money.
Click here to view the Pupil Premium Policy 2018
The Headteacher and Leadership Team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the Governing Body on its progress and impact.
- 30% of our pupils are entitled to benefit from the additional funding.
- Each entitled pupil receives £1,320 per annum.
- In the year 2020-21, the school will receive an estimated £102,000 additional funds.
PLANNED SPENDING FOR 2020-21
The following support will be made available to pupils entitled to Pupil Premium in the coming year, where the school decides which support is most relevant to individual pupils.
- 1:1 or small group Tuition
- Attendance monitoring
- Learning Support Solutions
- Speech and Language
- Sound Linkage
- Reading Partnerships
- BEAM/Fizzy Fingers
- Additional Literacy and Maths support
- Promoting Self Esteem
- Positive Play Lunchtime Support
- Teaching Assistant support
- Breakfast Club subsidy
- School Uniform Voucher for July uniform sale.
- Support with payments for trips and visitors.
Click here to view the PP-strategy – AFS 20/21 including the 2019-20 review.