Pupil Premium Strategy
Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The funding is based on the number of children eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever 6), looked after children, adopted children and service children.
The Pupil Premium Coordinator at Waterhouses CE Primary is Mrs Anne Lockey (headteacher)
The Pupil Premium Link Governor is Mrs Suzanne Hallam.
Please follow the link below to find out more information about Pupil Premium.
The Government believes that it is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), allocated per eligible pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
Schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. This is to ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.
Aims at Waterhouses CE Primary Academy
At Waterhouses we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children, regardless of background and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. We believe that with great teaching and a lot of love and care, every child can develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed to the best of their ability.
When making decisions about using pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced. Common barriers to educational achievement for Pupil Premium (PP) children may be less support at home, weaker language and communication skills, lack of confidence and low self-esteem and more frequent behaviour difficulties. In addition, some children may have special educational needs such as dyslexic tendencies or suffered early trauma and experience on-going attachment issues – this includes pupils with emotional and developmental delay. The challenges are varied and there is no ‘one size’ fits all’. We are strongly aware that there are also pupils eligible for pupil premium who are high achievers or with no difficulties at all. All PP children benefit from the funding, not just those who are underperforming.
How the allocation will be spent:
Pupil Premium will always be tailored to meet individual need but in general it is used to provide:
- Small group/individual interventions with an experienced teacher, TA or specialist support person eg school counsellor
- Extended learning out of school hours eg early morning
- Educational visits and workshops, including residential visits
- Extra-curricular clubs or activities
- Training and support from professionals eg Educational Psychologists, SENSS
- Purchasing particular resources eg IXL and Accelerated Reader
- Small group or individual music lessons to learn to play an instrument.
All our work through pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, breaking down barriers to learning and improving outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in order to diminish the difference against outcomes nationally.
The document below shows how Waterhouses CE Primary Academy used the funding in 2017-18, its impact, lessons learned and how the money will be spent in 2018-19. Our Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed on a termly basis by staff and by Governors of the Finance Committee and Curriculum and Attainment Committee. Our next review will be December 2018. Please also see our Pupil Premium Policy below.