Broadheath Primary School Pupil Premium Information
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2023.
Infant free school meals in England – if you are in receipt of any of the above please ensure that you inform your local authority and/or school as the free school meal is only a ‘part’ of the wider benefit to your child and their school.
We are committed to providing high quality outcomes for all our children. We ensure that children are at the heart of everything we do in school. This equally applies to the use of Pupil Premium Funding and support for those in receipt of this funding.
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. This funding is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities that exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.
This funding is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point over the last six years; children who have been “looked after” for more than six months, children who have left local authority care or children of service personnel.
The DFE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit, based on the knowledge of our pupils’ needs.
If your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, you should apply even if you do not intend to take the meals as this will enable the school to obtain funding to benefit your child and others in the school.
Nature of Support
At Broadheath Primary School, we continued to use the additional funding to support a variety of strategies to best meet the needs of each individual child for whom the grant funding was allocated, including:
• high quality, inclusive teaching.
• precision teaching by the class teacher.
• pupils taught in groups with other pupils who are working at a similar level.
• focused support from skilled teaching assistants, both in class and in small groups.
• individual tuition, by the class teacher or another experienced teacher.
• intervention strategy support from teaching assistants (for example: Literacy Support Programme, Reading programmes or one to one focused tuition).
• personalised support (including pastoral support) for individual pupils, to meet their needs.
• supporting parents to fund clubs and trips.
All interventions are targeted to meet the needs of each child.
Monitoring the impact of Pupil Premium Grant
Mr J Donnelly(Deputy Head) has overall responsibility for the attainment and progress of Pupil Premium children, although ensuring the progress of eligible pupils and evidencing this is a whole-school priority.
Children’s progress and attainment is tracked and monitored carefully to ensure they achieve their full potential. Regular monitoring and evaluation is key to ensuring effectiveness of expenditure.
Targets for pupils are set in maths, reading and writing and we know where we expect them to be by the end of the programme or set of lessons. Monitoring is a joint responsibility of the class teacher and Senior Leaders and regular assessment data is analysed and acted upon. The DFE also analyse our school data and compare our results to national data.
Through our termly Standard & Curriculum Committee and full Governing Body meetings we report clearly on data for Pupil Premium and a transparent expenditure line is now maintained in our financial monitoring so governors can link value for money with impact. Our PP link Governor also meets half termly with the PP lead.