The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget allocation. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding in order to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
Pupil Premium Principles at Manor Road Primary School:
- 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
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time.
The range of support the school provides includes:
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed 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.
- All our work through the Pupil Premium is aimed at accelerating progress and moving children to at least age related expectations in Literacy and Numeracy
- Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target more able children on Free School Meals to achieve above age related expectations.