The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those children who are not. Pupil Premium Funding is therefore used to tackle disadvantage in order to reach the pupils who need it most. There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:
At Bishopstone CE Primary we offer a range of provision. Our funding from 2019-2020 includes:
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
- 1:1 support
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained teaching assistants or external agencies
- Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
- Arranging out of school projects to provide small group stimuli to increase confidence and therfore raise standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
- Support with additional activities that require fees
Pupil premium resources will also be used to target able children on
Where appropriate funding will be used to offer direct financial support to families to buy resources/services at school.
Schools were funded Pupil Premium @ £900 per pupil in 2013-14, this rose to £1,300 in 2014-15, in 2015-2016 this rose to £1,320. This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. In 2016-2017 the school received £9239, for 2017-2018 we were allocated £9140. The school was allocated in 2018-2019 - £10,140. This remains the same in 2019-2020.
Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.
Within the school we have no LAC children (Looked After Child) so consequently no funding or reports linked to this (2019).