Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
The Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 and is believed to be the best way to address the current underlying inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as “Ever 6 FSM”). Schools also receive funding for pupils from families who are members of the armed services or children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. National data has shown that these groups can be particularly vulnerable in their rates of progress and children in Cambridgeshire reflect this trend.
We use rigorous tracking to follow the progress of all our Pupil Premium children. Barton Church of England (VA) Primary School invests the additional money we are allocated in initiatives that will benefit the whole school community, including particularly Pupil Premium children, in providing targeted “additional learning” in small groups or in one to one sessions and in enrichment opportunities and emotional support.
The overall aim of this provision for the premium monies is that these children should, wherever possible, have any barriers to their learning removed in order to “close the gap” in the level of performance between children who are Pupil Premium and those who are not. We may use positive discrimination to ensure that they are able to make the most of all learning opportunities open to them, including taking part in school trips.
On the pages below, we have summarised the current provision for Pupil Premium pupils. The first table shows the summary of planned provision from September 2018 to July 2019. Following that, is the information regarding the impact of our Pupil Premium funding in the previous year (2017 - 2018.)
If you would like further details of how the school makes use of Pupil Premium money or would like to see if your child is eligible, then please do ask in the School Office or speak directly to the Headteachers, Mrs Coulson and Mrs Weaver. Children who qualify for free school meals are not marked out in any way. There are also details of the Cambridgeshire County Council website:
All Pupil Premium pupils are raised at Pupil Progress meetings regularly. Progress is monitored by the Headteachers, SENCO, class teachers and teaching assistants. Use of Pupil Premium funding, and the impact that it has had on pupil progress, will be reported to staff, governors and parents.