Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England.
Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.
At Millfield Primary School we want to ensure that our disadvantaged pupils receive the highest quality of education to enable them to be ready for the next stage of their learning and their future.
We want to narrow the attainment gaps between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged counterparts both within school and nationally.
Crucial to this is ensuring that our pupils become fluent readers as quickly as possible and read to learn as well as read for pleasure. We will ensure that effective teaching, learning and assessment meets the needs of all pupils through: the monitoring of planning, lessons and pupil work, by providing staff with regular and high quality CPD and having 'a have go', high aspiration culture throughout the school.
Use of the pupil premium
Funding paid to schools
School leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching.
Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:
- training and professional development for teachers
- recruitment and retention
- support for teachers early in their careers
2. Targeted academic support
Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example:
- one-to-one tuition
- small group tuition
- speech and language therapy
3. Wider approaches
Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example:
- school breakfast clubs
- counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing
- help with the cost of educational trips or visits