Pupil Premium Spending
At Nash Mills CofE Primary School, we strongly believe that every child should be provided with the support and guidance that they need to be the best that they can be. Our School Vision, based around the story of The Good Samaritan means we prioritise support for all; in relation to Pupil Premium pupils, this means we will work to ensure they can achieve their potential regardless of any barriers they have. We draw on research evidence, such as the Education Endowment Foundation’s , and evidence from our own experience to allocate funding to interventions that are most likely to maximise achievement.
The support that we provide to pupils is based on an equity model, where we accept that some children may need a highly personalised offer in order to fulfil their potential.
As a generalisation, we recognise that pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) may have specific barriers which hinder their progress and mean that they are at risk of not achieving as highly as their peers. We know that not all of the following will pertain to every Pupil Premium funded child, however, below we have listed a range of interventions that will be provided over the following year:
In Class Learning
- Every lesson as a priority, staff will check that PPf pupils have written the date and heading/learning objective in their books so that they are always ready to start learning promptly.
- Marking and Feedback: Where only a sample of exercise books are to be marked following a lesson, PPf pupils will be prioritised.
- PPf pupils will be specifically considered for additional support and intervention where needed. A high level of additional teaching assistant support will be provided to ensure that this is able to happen.
In addition to this, every child registered for Pupil Premium is also eligible for free school meals as well as other benefits.
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011 and provides funding for raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential. The Pupil Premium Grant is additional to the main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the students who need it most.
Due to the Coronavirus situation, the government has also made available funding to schools to support pupils who were affected educationally by the lockdown. For this, we have produced the following strategy to ensure that pupils whose development and learning was significantly impacted have the right support to enable them to catch up.