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Pupil Premium Review 2016 - 2017

OBJECTIVES OF PUPIL PREMIUM SPENDING AT LEIGH BECK INFANT AND NURSERY ACADEMY

Review of Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017

When making decisions about using pupil premium funding, it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced.  Common barriers for FSM children can be less supported at home, have weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues.  There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing.  The challenges are varied and there is no “one size fits all”.  Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to minimise the differences between pupil groups.  Through Quality First Teaching and targeted interventions, we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress.  For children who start school with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach at least age related expectations as they move through the school.

The Government initiative to improve the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils provide schools with additional funding for each child who is entitled to, or ever has been entitled to, Free School Meals (FSM) over the last 6 years.

 

From April 2014, maintained schools (funded by the local education authority), non-maintained special schools (not funded by the local education authority) will also attract the Pupil Premium for children:

  • that were adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005 (under the Adoption and Children Act 2002);
  • that left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30th December 2005 (under the Children Act 1989);
  • that left care under a Residential Order on or after 14th October 1991 (under the Children Act 1989);
  • where the parent self-declares their child’s status to the school, providing supporting evidence (e.g., an adoption order);
  • where the school records on the January School Census that it has a child on roll who meets the above criteria; and
  • where their parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

     

    Children who are currently in care will be allocated funding through Virtual Schools accessible following the first PEP (Personal Education Plan) meeting, via an application form.  All schools have an obligation to report on how the money has been spent and the impact that it has had on the achievement of the pupils.

Children who are currently in care will be allocated funding through Virtual Schools accessible following the first PEP (Personal Education Plan) meeting, via an application form.  All schools have an obligation to report on how the money has been spent and the impact that it has had on the achievement of the pupils.