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Pupil Premium

Homefields Primary School Pupil Premium 

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is funding allocated  to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children who are in care or adopted, and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.

Why was it introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between these children and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.

Pupil Premium at Homefields Primary School

At Homefields Primary School we value the abilities and achievements of all our pupils, and are committed to providing each pupil with the best possible environment for learning. We recognise that each child is unique and will have different needs, which may well vary throughout their time in the school. We have planned to spend our Pupil Premium funding to try to give them all the support that they need to “Step up and achieve their potential"

Our Pupil Premium strategy looks at identifying 'INDIVIDUAL BARRIERS TO LEARNING' and breaks them down for each child. This then enables a bespoke offer of provision to be created for each individual child depending on their needs beyond the universal provision offer. 

Funding 2023-24

For the academic year 2023-24 our school is expecting to receive £34,693

The percentage of our pupils known to have been eligible for Pupil Premium is 5%. The national average percentage is 25% for Primary Schools.

How will the school measure the impact of Pupil Premium Funding?

  • Teaching staff and Senior leaders measure attainment and progress at termly intervals throughout the year.
  • All teachers are responsible for tracking the progress of all vulnerable groups, including Pupil Premium, SEND and EAL. This information is then collated and monitored by the Assessment team and SENCo.
  • Pupil Progress meetings are held each term between class teachers and SLT to monitor the impact and identify any concerns to be addressed.
  • Attendance data is collected and monitored by the Learning Mentor and supported by the Head.
  • When selecting pupils for intervention groups and support, this will not be limited to children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, but will include other pupils who have similar needs, and who we believe will benefit from the support
    and intervention.
  • Pupil Premium funding and its impact is a regular agenda item for the School Governor’s meetings.

Designated staff member in charge: Debbie Rollerson (Headteacher)

Monitoring, assessment and tracking: (SLT and Assessment) Katie Wainwright (SENCO- on maternity - G Heald covering)

Pupil Premium Responsible Governor: Louise Jenkins

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