The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those children who are not. Pupil Premium Funding is therefore used to tackle disadvantage in order to reach the pupils who need it most. There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:
At Bishopstone CE Primary we offer a range of provision that includes:
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
- 1:1 support
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained teaching assistants or external agencies
- Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
- Arranging out of school projects to provide small group stimuli to increase confidence and therfore raise standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
Pupil premium resources will also be used to target able children on
Where appropriate funding will be used to offer direct financial support to families to buy resources/services at school.
Schools were funded Pupil Premium @ £900 per pupil in 2013-14, this rose to £1,300 in 2014-15, in 2015-2016 this rose to £1,320. This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. In 2016-2017 the school received £9239, for 2017-2018 we have been allocated £9140.
Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.
Within the school we have no LAC children (Looked After Child) so consequently no funding or reports linked to this.
Please click here for school report and impact of 2016-2017
Please click here for school report of 2017-2018
Allocated currently at:
60% on support staff
40% on emotional support/resilience for the children
This current academic year 2016-2017 we have used all funding for
the payment of an additional teaching support member of staff who works 1:1 or within a group with these children (80%)
* paying for all day trips through the year
* residential trips - Oxenwood
* resources linked to 'play based activities' to encourage role play and speaking out
* confidence building opportunities throughout the year such as competitions within the local area (gymnastics, Wyvern singing, Voice in a Million in Birmingham etc).