What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2011, as additional funding for pupils who receive Free School Meals (FSM), those who are Looked After Children (LAC) and those who are from service families. This is because the DfE has recognised that a good education is the key to improving young people’s life chances. Addressing the disparity between rich and poor pupils is a top priority and the Pupil Premium will provide additional funding specifically linked to the objective of boosting pupils’ attainment. The Pupil Premium, using additional resources from outside the School’s Budget, is intended to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most. The DfE have agreed that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent. We are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within the school.
Pupil Premium at Cressex Lodge
At Cressex Lodge, we want every child to achieve their very best. We strive to ensure that all children attain well and make good progress. Rigorous monitoring and tracking of all pupils helps us to identify any pupils not making good progress and help us to plan and implement effective personalised interventions in a well-structured and timely manner. The Cressex Lodge Pupil Premium Policy states:
- Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget.
- The Head teacher, in consultation with senior staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of entitled pupils.
- The school will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils. The school will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those pupils covered by the Pupil Premium and the Head teacher will report to the governing body and parents on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims.
- We will ensure that parents, carers and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
- We will seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these pupils.
- We will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children.
- We will monitor evaluate and review the impact of the pupil premium funding.
For more details on how we will address the barriers to learning and evaluate the impact of our spending, please ask to see the full Pupil Premium Policy.