Pupil Premium


The Pupil Premium is a government initiative which began in 2011, and which is designed to support children who are deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. Money is paid to the school which is then used to target resources in a way which benefits these children. Children who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past six years, and any children who have been in care for 1 day or more are provided for through Pupil Premium.

Expenditure 2015-2016

Number of children eligible for Pupil Premium: 17
Total Funding: £22440


Key Actions Objectives
Employment of a Learning Mentor. Work with vulnerable children and their families to ensure they are able to access high quality teaching, particular focus on social and emotional needs.
Contribution to Brigshaw Cooperative Trust. Access to care and guidance support including counselling, behaviour support and parenting support.Teaching and learning professional development for teachers, teaching assistants and learning mentor.
Learning support for vulnerable children. Targeted support identified from pupil progress meetings. Taught by Teaching Assistants, Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Deputy Head.Continue to increase number of children reading at the level expected for their age. Continue to improve levels of progress for children in reading, writing and maths. Computers made available to children 3 lunchtimes per week to support independent home learning. 
Family support Support families in need of extra support getting their children to school. Where appropriate:Funding for transport to school (bus pass). Out of school child care.
Free enhancement and extra-curricular activities. Enable access to lunchtime and afterschool clubs.Fund educational and residential visits for children in receipt of pupil premium.
Continuing professional development for staff. Sutton Trust research shows that good quality teaching has the most impact on children in receipt of pupil premium. The school has committed to extended professional development time for staff in order to research and improve teaching across the school.

Expenditure 2016-2017

Number of children eligible for Pupil Premium: 13
Total Funding: £17160*
*based on allocation of funding for 2015-16 financial year