Pupil Premium is additional funding available from the Government and is used to enable the school to provide additional provision for pupils who need it most. The school applies for the Pupil Premium based on those children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), and allows us to provide those children with the same opportunities as their peers.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. The School will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils for whom the Pupil Premium was allocated to.
At Pocklington Community Junior School we have a raft of initiatives which are deployed to support children in achieving educational performance goals. The Pupil Premium funding therefore is used to pay for, as appropriate:
- 1 to 1 tuition in English and maths
- Small group work
- Specific intervention programmes e.g. supporting children to overcome problems caused by dyslexia
- Booster classes in English and maths
- Additional Teaching Assistant support
- Social language groups
Impact of Pupil Premium
The support put in place, as appropriate, for children receiving Pupil Premium results in those children making expected or above expected progress. Close observation of the results achieved by children receiving free school meals ensures that if a child should show signs of falling behind, they are provided with the necessary support offered by one of our interventions.
Pupil Premium Budget
The amount received by the school in Pupil Premium funding for the school year 2015 – 2016 will be £58,240.
The amount received by the school in Pupil Premium funding for the school year 2015 – 2016 was £58,540.
You can see our 2014 & 2015 expenditure and outcome review document. This vision document maps out the changes we have made to our approach to Pupil Premium over the last few months.