The Pupil Premium is allocated to children who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Service Children and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at their school. From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium, unless in doing so children and families would be identified and potentially discriminated against.
Albury school and Puller school receive funding based on their pupils in receipt of this fund annually. Both Albury and Puller Schools have very small pupil numbers and it is important that in reporting for this aspect of school finance we do not provide any identifying features. Therefore to protect all of our pupils and their families we have reported but worked hard to exclude any identifying data.
Albury Pupil Premium Strategy:
Puller Pupil Premium Strategy:
You can find out more about the pupil premium by clicking on the link below.
Some examples of how our schools utilise this essential funding:
- Adult support in classes when needed
- Targeted small group work
- Offering to subsidise school provision – eg clubs, trips
- Extending counselling provision to support more families
- High quality resources to support Intervention programmes
- Taxi service to school
- Providing IT equipment and data to support home learning
- To support uniform purchase
- Provide resources for in school activities e.g. equipment for forest school
- Training for staff in specific elements to support those in receipt of pupil premium for example, attachment theory training for previously looked after children. This training will be case specific
At the end of the academic year, we will review the impact of the measures listed to ensure they represent both value for money and have played a direct role in improving the achievement of students of all abilities. This is reported to the federation governors each half term a part of the headteachers report.
Our Pupil Premium Plans are reviewed in April in line with the financial year. However the spend is aligned to the academic year September to July.