Pupil Premium Policy

Rationale

At Forest View Primary School we take seriously our responsibility to use the Pupil Premium to improve the outcomes for children identified as socially disadvantaged. At Forest View Primary School we are committed to meeting their academic, pastoral, social and academic needs in a nurturing and caring environment. The Pupil Premium will be used strategically for every entitled child to develop their true potential, irrespective of need.

Aims 

  • At Forest View Primary School we will aim to be fair and transparent in our use and distribution of the Pupil Premium funding.
  • At Forest View Primary School we will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils and in particular those identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • At Forest View Primary School we will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who are identified as belonging to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • At Forest View Primary School in making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.

Priorities for Use of Pupil Premium

At Forest View Primary School our priorities for using the Pupil Premium are as follows;

  • Pupil Performance – To accelerate the progress of those pupils not on track to achieve age related expectations through the use of targeted and strategic support. School employs additional staff to increase the staff to pupil ratio.
  • Enrichment – Provide memorable learning experiences in order for pupils eligible for FSM and others for example additional after school clubs and offsite visits.
  • Resources – including computer equipment to ensure pupils keep up with the latest technologies and their needs are met.
  • Social and Emotional Support – Provide additional adult support to help facilitate social and emotional development for identified children.

Provision at Forest View Primary School

At Forest View Primary School the provision we may provide using the Pupil Premium funding includes:

  • Providing additional small groups which are strategic and targeted to identified pupils and aim to reduce gaps in basic Literacy and Mathematics skills.
  • Providing additional teaching and learning opportunities through the use of expert teachers and any group that could enhance the provision and outcomes for children entitled to the PPG.
  • Providing teaching and learning aimed specifically at accelerating progress made by identified children to at least that expected for their age.
  • If eligible children have been identified as able, gifted or talented extra support and teaching will be provided to ensure those children meet their full potential.

Reporting Effectiveness of Pupil Premium Grant

At Forest View Primary School the Headteacher produces a report to the Governors on the use and effectiveness of the PPG.

The report will include the following information;

  • A detailed analysis of the progress made by children and identified groups in terms of narrowing the achievement gap.
  • Provision for identified children and groups across the school.
  • An analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of the allocated PPG.

At Forest View Primary School the Governors will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used which is made available to parents and published on the schools website.

Disability Equality Impact Assessment

This policy has been written with reference to and in consideration of the school’s Disability Equality Scheme.  Assessment will include consideration of issues identified by the involvement of disabled children, staff and parents and any information the school holds on disabled children, staff and parents.

This policy will be reviewed annually.

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