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Pupil Premium

    Pupil Premium at Ledbury Primary School

 

"Leaders have evaluated the spending of the pupil premium thoroughly and make planning the ways in which it is spent a key responsibility at a more senior leadership level. Leaders target additional support and track the impact closely to ensure that it is making a significant difference to disadvantaged pupils’ progress."

(LEDBURY PRIMARY SCHOOL Ofsted January 2018) 

 

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The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM), those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.  The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.    


It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

 

At Ledbury Primary School:

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. 
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. 

 

Provision

  • We provide small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning for disadvantaged pupils and those that are most able disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium children may receive 1:1 support.
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities are provided through trained LSPs (TAs) or external agencies.
  • We acquire effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
  • All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially, this will be in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Resources are used to target the most able Pupil Premium children to achieve a greater depth of learning at the end of each key stage.
  • The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium funding to address the issue of ‘diminishing the difference' for socially disadvantaged children.

  
For more information on the Pupil Premium, please visit:
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

For any paper copies requests for any of the documents on the website, please contact the school office.

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