Pupil Premium at Blennerhasset School
In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the number of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 2012-13, this was expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last six years. The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
This money is allocated to initiatives that remove barriers to learning to ensure pupils reach their full potential both academically and socially.
In 2021-2022 our school received £10,035 in Pupil Premium Funding.
Our 2022-23 allocation is £10,000
The funding in school has previously been used to help provide additional support to groups and individual children with both academic and pastoral development. We have invested in developing a range of Nurture Groups and interventions to support children across the school, provided extra staffing and resources within the classroom, and provided family support wherever possible.
We use pupil premium funding to provide additional classroom/online support to specific children across the school via TA/Teacher support. We also run 1:1 nurture sessions, drawing, and talking therapies, and English and Maths intervention packages to enable all of our children to make at least expected progress. Each child that is eligible for Pupil Premium has a Pupil Premium Support Plan in place to identify the spending against their individual needs. These are written in collaboration with the children's families and teachers.
Please follow the link at the top of this page to view our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement and review.
Measuring the impact of Pupil Premium Grant Spending.
The school will evaluate the impact of the funding through:
- Evidence of Pupil progress (Tracking data and pupil progress meetings)
- Pupil’s self-confidence and emotional development (Leuven scales of well-being/involvement)
The impact will be monitored through:
- The school’s tracking and monitoring systems
- Pupil progress meetings
- Progress against specific objectives on the individual PP Plans for each eligible child
- Parent consultations
- Discussion with pupils/pupil questionnaires
Schools, headteachers, and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.
Source: DFE website