In addition to the standard pupil unit funding, schools also receive additional funding to specifically address inequalities between pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers.
Pupil Premium (£1320) is paid for any pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. Pupil Premium Plus (£1900) is allocated to Looked After Children and children adopted from care. Children who are from service families are allocated £300 per pupil.
It is our responsibility to ensure that all children in our school achieve their potential and in order to do so we seek to meet the individual needs of every child. Pupil Premium will be used and managed by us to enable us to tailor support for identified children in a range of ways appropriate to their needs.
Note: Academic Year 21-22 only-
In February 2021, the government announced a one-off recovery premium as part of its package of funding to support education recovery.
The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding will help schools to deliver evidence-based approaches for supporting disadvantaged pupils. This additional funding is documented in our Pupil Premium strategy which is published on our website.
All pupil premium work is aimed at accelerating progress and supporting pupils to meet their potential.
Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children to achieve a greater depth.
It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher to produce termly reports for the Governing Body regarding:
The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education and will appear on our school website.
For 2021/2022 Shakespeare Infant School's Pupil Premium allocation is £53,420.00 – we are awaiting our Recovery Premium allocation.
Following best practise evidence based reports, our pupil premium grant is used as follows:
Spending on improving teaching including:
Ensuring an effective teacher is in front of every class, and that every teacher is supported to keep improving, is the key ingredient of a successful school and should rightly be the top priority for our Pupil Premium spending.
Targeted academic support -
Evidence consistently shows the positive impact that targeted academic support can have, including on those who are not making good progress across the spectrum of achievement.
Considering how classroom teachers and teaching assistants can provide targeted academic support, including how to link structured one-to-one or small group intervention to classroom teaching, is a key component of our effective Pupil Premium strategy.
Wider strategies relate to the most significant non-academic barriers to success in school, including
Our Pupil Premium is also used to enhance provision and support families through meeting extra-curricular costs – including supporting the funding of wrap-around provision.
We believe that these are the best ways to spend our allocation because our current support structures for all pupils who require it work very well and pupils are making good progress from their varied starting points. We will continue to track the progress of these children very closely as they move through school.