The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools to:
- raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
- support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools receive has increased. Schools will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6).
Funding for 2023 – 2024
£1,455 for each eligible primary aged pupil.
£2,530 for each Looked After Child.
£335 for each Service Child.
The Department for Education has clear expectations about how the Pupil Premium Grant may be spent for the educational benefit of pupils.
At Consett Infant School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.
Key principles for using the Pupil Premium Grant at Consett Infant School:
- Consett Infant School has a commitment to raise achievements for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and knows these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils and is determined to achieve this.
- Consett Infant School never confuses eligible pupils with low ability and strives to ‘bring out the best’ in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest levels.
- Consett Infant School creates an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including; attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focussing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first-hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.
- Consett Infant School uses assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are under achieving and why.
- Consett Infant School directs resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.
- Consett Infant School uses data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
- The Senior Management Team and Governors have a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils termly.
- Consett Infant School ensures class teachers/subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across school.
- The Local Governing Body is ambitious for pupils and closely monitors the school’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
You can view or download our Sports Premium allocation and find out how this has been used at our school. Please note this is a working document and will be updated at various points throughout the year.
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