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Pupil Premium

Reporting to Parents and Carers

The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.

The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years (this categorisation changed in 2012).

Children who may be eligible include any Looked After Children, any Post Looked after Children as well as  any children of parents currently serving in the UK’s armed forces.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used. Pupil Premium is spent within the context of the overall funding agreement between the DfE and the Trust.

Follow this link to see if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding. Click to open link

Principles

At Windmill Primary School, we organise teaching and learning in order to meet the needs of all of our children to ensure maximum impact.

We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.

We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. We allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making accelerated progress.

Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources mean that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

Objectives

Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we strive to ensure that all pupils make good progress, whilst bridging the gap in the levels of attainment between FSM and non-FSM pupils.

Our next Pupil Premium Strategy Review is scheduled for July 2022.

2021/2022

Total Grant: £99, 770

Provision:

Maths Support

  • Monitoring of ‘in-class’ provision for all Pupil Premium children by class teachers and key stage leaders
  • Same day misconception intervention support
  • Small group therapies, post assessment, to address identified gaps in learning.

Reading and Writing Support

  • Read, Write Inc. interventions to accelerate progress in English.
  • Monitoring of ‘in-class’ provision for all Pupil Premium children by class teachers and key stage leaders.
  • Intervention groups to support children with specific learning needs to support reading and writing.

Pupil Well-being and Learning Support

  • School based Learning Mentor and Family Support workers to support targeted children and families.
  • Support for extra-curricular activities such as before and after-school clubs, residential trips and visits.
  • Use of external organisations for children to experience and access all aspects of the curriculum.
  • Programmes of child support from external agencies such as Play Therapy.
  • Providing support through ICT software and hardware.
  • Lunch time support from trained members of staff to provide nurture space to help children to regulate emotions.