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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.

Why has it been introduced?

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

Who decides on how the money is spent?

In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools. The Government has allocated funding into school budgets for every pupil who receives free school meals and for those who are adopted in England. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what their pupils need.

How are schools accountable for the spending of Pupil Premium?

They are held accountable for the decision they make through:

  • the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
  • the new Ofsted inspection rules, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium.

At Emley First School Pupil Premium funding is spent as detailed below:

Reception Pupil Premium

Pupil premium money will be spent on reception aged children in the following ways; free school meals, free milk, 1:1 Teaching Assistant support, 1:1 Speech and language interventions, 1:1 Daily reading interventions, small group Kaleidoscope interventions, 1:1 Phonic interventions, named Teaching Assistant and Lunch Time Supervisor for emotional and behavioural support, 20% uniform discount, 20% subsidised school trips including pantomime visit and fully subsidised extra-curricular clubs.

Year 1 Pupil Premium

Pupil premium money will be spent on year 1 aged children in the following ways; free school meals, free milk, 1:1 Teaching Assistant support, 1:1 Speech and language interventions, 1:1 Daily reading interventions, small group Kaleidoscope interventions, 1:1 Phonic interventions, named Teaching Assistant and Lunch Time Supervisor for emotional and behavioural support, 20% uniform discount, 20% subsidised school trips including pantomime visit and fully subsidised extra-curricular clubs.

Year 2 Pupil Premium

Pupil premium money will be spent on year 2 aged children in the following ways; laundering PE and outdoor learning kits, free school meals, free milk, 1:1 Teaching Assistant support, 1:1 Speech and language interventions, 1:1 Daily reading interventions, 1:1 Teaching Assistant to facilitate Better Readers programme, Teaching Assistant leading small group socially speaking interventions, small group Kaleidoscope interventions, 1:1 Phonic interventions including nexus, CEW/HFW word recognition, named Teaching Assistant and Lunch Time Supervisor for emotional and behavioural support, 20% uniform discount, 20% subsidised school trips including pantomime visit, fully subsidised extra-curricular clubs and individualised medical support as required.

Year 3 Pupil Premium

Pupil premium money will be spent on year 3 aged children in the following ways; free school meals, free milk, fully subsidised extra-curricular clubs, laundering PE and outdoor learning kits, supply of water bottles, 1:1 Teaching Assistant support, 1:1 Speech and language interventions, 1:1 Daily reading interventions, 1:1 Teaching Assistant to facilitate Better Readers programme, Teaching Assistant leading small group socially speaking interventions, small group Kaleidoscope interventions, named Teaching Assistant and Lunch Time Supervisor for emotional and behavioural support, 20% uniform discount and 20% subsidised school trips including pantomime visit,

Year 4 Pupil Premium

Pupil premium money will be spent on year 4 aged children in the following ways; free school meals, free milk, 20% subsidised school trips including residential, fully subsidised extra-curricular clubs, laundering of swimming, PE and outdoor learning kits, individualised medical support as required, fully subsidised Out of School Club places,1:1 Teaching Assistant support, 1:1 Speech and language interventions,  Teaching Assistant to lead small group fine and gross motor dexterity groups, 1:1 Daily reading interventions, 1:1 Teaching Assistant to facilitate reluctant readers with therapy dog, 1:1 Teaching Assistant to facilitate Better Readers programme, Teaching Assistant leading small group socially speaking interventions, small group Kaleidoscope interventions, Teaching Assistant leading phonic interventions including weekly HFW spellings, nexus, CEW/HFW word recognition, named Teaching Assistant and Lunch Time Supervisor for emotional and behavioural support and 20% uniform discount.

Year 5 Pupil Premium

Pupil premium money will be spent on year 5 aged children in the following ways; free school meals, free milk, 20% subsidised school trips including residential, fully subsidised extra-curricular clubs, laundering of swimming, PE and outdoor learning kits, supply of water bottles, lunch bag and book bag, 20% uniform discount, fully subsidised Out of School Club places, 1:1 Teaching Assistant support, 1:1 Speech and language interventions,  Teaching Assistant to lead small group fine and gross motor dexterity groups, 1:1 Daily reading interventions, 1:1 Teaching Assistant to facilitate reluctant readers with therapy dog, 1:1 Teaching Assistant to facilitate Better Readers programme, Teaching Assistant leading small group socially speaking interventions, small group Kaleidoscope interventions, Teaching Assistant leading phonic interventions including weekly HFW spellings, nexus, CEW/HFW word recognition and named Teaching Assistant and Lunch Time Supervisor for emotional and behavioural support.