Pupil Premium is an incentive launched by the Government that aims to tackle inequalities in education by providing funding for those pupils who may, through one circumstance or another, be considered as at risk from disadvantage.
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive £1320 for each primary aged child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools also receive £1900 for each Looked After Child (CLA) at their school.
It is for schools to decide how to spend pupil premium since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for each pupil. Schools have a duty to report how they use their pupil premium allocation each year. Each school’s Head Teacher is tasked with identifying a best value use for this money. All Head Teachers are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
- the reports for parents that schools have to publish online
Each school’s pupil premium will differ depending on the cohort of their children and the socio-economic area that it serves.
The budget for Blacklow Brow’s pupil premium for the academic year 2016 – 201 is: £45,300
Barriers to Education Achievement
At Blacklow Brow Primary School, many of our pupils enter Nursery or Reception at or above age related expectations. For our pupils eligible for the pupil premium, progress across school and level of challenge provided is the main barrier to educational achievement. This is being addressed through the pupil premium action plan and all SLT action plans in school.
Pupil Premium Strategy Review Meetings:
Thursday 30th March 2017
Thursday 13th July 2017
The information below indicates how Blacklow Brow Primary School intends to use its allocation of pupil premium funding for the forthcoming year 2016/2017:
Pupil Premium Review of Spending 2015 / 16
As a result of the school’s recent Ofsted Inspection a Pupil Premium Review was requested as a result of there being no pupil premium plan and spending strategy in place for 2015 / 16. During this review, in the Spring Term 2016, it was highlighted that the Pupil Premium Budget had been allocated to areas within school that would not make a positive impact on the attainment of pupil premium pupils. As a result of a change in leadership, the pupil premium plan for 2016 / 17 highlights exactly how the funding will be allocated and what the anticipated outcome will be.