Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Schools receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, who are adopted or who are currently or have ever been in care, even for one day.
Pupil Premium Funding for 2021-2022
£1345 for each eligible child from Reception to Year 6
£2410 for each ‘Looked After’ or ‘Post Looked After’ child
There is also a pupil premium grant of £310 for each ‘service’ child whose parent is serving or has served in the armed services in the past 6 years or is in receipt of an MoD pension. The Service PP funding is aimed at providing pastoral support.
The school expects to receive £100 305 to fund our 21-22 pupil premium strategy. This includes £8 845 Recovery Premium funding aimed at helping schools to close the attainment gap and support children who have fallen behind following class closures owing to Covid19.
Our strategy for spending pupil premium is based on the following key principles:
- We are ambitious for all pupils and committed to diminishing differences in outcomes. Disadvantaged pupils at Morley do better than their peers nationally but sometimes less well than their classmates. We aim to use the pupil premium grant to address this.
- In drawing up the plan we consider current research and evidence of effective practice provided by partners such as Education Endowment Fund,
- Barriers to learning are both varied and specific to individual children. By considering the needs of each pupil eligible for the grant we aim to increase the effectiveness of our spending.
- Investment in high quality professional development for teachers and improving opportunities for feedback is integral to raising achievement. Our pupil premium strategy focuses on how we can increase opportunities for this as well as identifying interventions where required.
- We expect all of our children to ‘Aim High and Challenge Themselves’. We want to ensure that disadvantaged pupils with different starting points all make great progress.
- Teachers have quick and easy access to data and information to allow them to track progress for different groups of children, including disadvantaged pupils.
What impact has pupil premium spending had so far?
. We have high aspirations for all our children, including those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, and are implementing strategies to overcome the issues faced by many of our Pupil Premium children which often include SEN, mobility (moving into catchment at different points in the school year and phase), and lower attendance. Our actions to address lower progress have included the Scholars Programme, funding the school Wellbeing Lead to provide pastoral support and interventions for children and their families, provision of Higher Level Teaching Assistants to progress the implementation and delivery of focused intervention programmes for individual children. Funding an expert Music teacher to provide inspirational music sessions for children while also releasing class teachers to work 1:1 with PP children in KS2. In July 2018, 50% of children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding at the end of KS2 made progress in Reading, 70 % in Writing and 50% in Maths.