Pupil Premium – What is it?
Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
At Florence Melly Community Primary our primary aim is to ensure that all children are able to access all aspects of the school’s provision in order to achieve the highest standards of achievement and make the greatest rates of progress possible in relation to their individual starting points.
Should you require any further information, please see the following guidance, issued by the Department for Education, which provides an overview of pupil premium for school staff, parents and anyone else interested in the pupil premium: Pupil Premium Overview Information. Alternatively, please contact our Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion – Mrs O’Keefe, who leads this area of school life. You can contact her via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via the school office.
As in previous years, our school will continue to use the pupil premium to improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. The disproportionately high impact of COVID-19 on the education of disadvantaged pupils makes this more important than ever!
Our Pupil Premium Strategy
Our pupil premium strategy is founded on the following principles and practices:
- We use a tiered approach to Pupil Premium spending as it helps us to balance approaches to improving teaching, targeted academic support, and wider strategies.
- We focus on a small number of priorities each year in areas that are likely to make the biggest difference, with a focus on effective implementation.
- The approaches we choose are selected on the basis of strong external evidence and reflect the ‘menu of approaches’ as identified by the Department for Education their ‘Using pupil premium: guidance for school leaders’ guidance.
- We consider a broad array of external evidence to inform our decision making, and this helps to enhance the expert knowledge we have of the pupils in our care.
- Our pupil premium strategy is embedded within a broader strategic implementation cycle. What really matters is how we embed these principles into the day-to-day life of our school.
This strategy includes the following information:
- a school overview
- our funding allocation and overview
- our statement of intent
- the challenges our disadvantaged pupils face
- our intended outcomes – what we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved
- activity this year – this details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium) funding this academic year to address the challenges
- a review of the previous academic year
- further information.
Please use this link to access our most up to date Pupil Premium Strategy Statement: Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022/23. This was ratified by the Full Governing Body at the FGB on Tuesday 6th December 2022.