The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning 1 April 2020.
PPG provides funding for two separate policies:
- raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
- supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
Rates for eligible pupils
The PPG per-pupil rate for 2020 to 2021 is as follows
|Disadvantaged pupils||Pupil premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM)||£1,345|
|Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM||£955|
|Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority||£2,345|
|Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)||£2,345|
|Service children||Service premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence||£310|
Ever 6 free school meals
The pupil premium for 2020 to 2021 will include pupils recorded in the January 2020 school census who have had a recorded period of FSM eligibility since May 2014, as well as those first recorded as eligible at January 2020.
Children adopted from care or who have left care
The pupil premium for 2020 to 2021 will include pupils recorded in the January 2020 school census and alternative provision census, who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.
Ever 6 service child
For the purposes of these grant conditions, Ever 6 service child means a pupil recorded in the January 2020 school census who was eligible for the service child premium since the January 2015 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2020 school census. The grant will be allocated as set out below.
The DFE offer the following guidance:
In most cases the pupil premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are the best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
However they also state that:
Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.
Barriers to Learning
When we make decisions regarding the use of Pupil Premium funding it is important that we consider the context of the school and the challenges faced by our pupils. We recognise that pupils can experience many barriers to their learning and that these barriers can be long term, short term or can change over time. We believe that it is vital that these barriers are identified and addressed in order for our pupils to achieve their maximum potential. Typical barriers to learning experienced by our pupils at Oakfield include:
- lack of support at home
- low levels of aspiration
- social and emotional difficulties
- lack of resilience
- low confidence and self-esteem
- lack of resources to support home learning
- family conflict and social problems
- a narrow range of experiences
Key Objectives (based on barriers to learning)
- To support social and emotional development enabling disadvantaged children to learn effectively.
- To provide quality-first teaching, including high quality, immediate feedback and enhanced levels of support
- To accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment
- To broaden experiences and widen opportunities for children
- To develop the ’whole-child’ by providing an enriched, holistic curriculum.
The purpose of this report is to inform parents, carers and governors how much pupil premium the school received for 2012- 2016, how it was spent and the impact it on pupils’ achievement. The report also explains how the pupil premium for 2020-2021 will be used.
The school reviews the pupil premium strategy termly.
Pupil Premium authorised by: Governors
Pupil Premium lead: Lee Thompson
Governor Lead: Huw Jones
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