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Pupil Premium

At Ellison Boulters Church of England Academy we are committed to offering our pupils the highest possible quality of education.

We want our children to:

Develop imagination and creativity.

Acquire skills and abilities.

Have a love of learning.

Through respect, teamwork and partnerships we will work together to ensure that all children achieve, succeed and become responsible and well mannered citizens.

The information below gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding in order to achieve these aims.

What is the Pupil Premium?

 

Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated by the government to schools for eligible pupils.

 

Eligibility is given to children who

  • are known to be eligible for Free School meals this year or in any of the previous six years.
  • are looked after and meet the criteria.

 

The school’s allocation will help to provide support for children in many ways, this may include buying uniform, supporting learning through provision of specialist staff, purchasing specialist software, providing staffing to ensure additional pastoral care time for children needing emotional or behavioural support, or supporting participation in school activities. The focus of support is to help children realise their education potential and to be happy, confident individuals.

 

As part of our role we will report on the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of these pupils.

 

As part of the additional provision, the relevant staff and Governors of the school will ensure that the needs of pupil premium pupils are adequately assessed and addressed through termly pupil progress monitoring. Pupil Premium must be used to support children in their learning and narrow any identified gaps. The school recognises that in order to learn, children must be happy and confident which is why additional emphasis is placed upon pastoral support and well-being. However, alongside pupil premium pupils, the Governors reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being in need of support to “narrow the gap”

 

Reporting

It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher to report on Pupil Premium, this will be part of the main Headteacher report presented to the Governing Body.

The report will include the intervention strategies which are in place and the impact these are having. In 2013-14, at the end of Key Stage 2, all children within this criteria made progress that was in-line with national expectation.

 

Success Criteria

The evaluation of this policy is based upon academic achievement, narrowing identified gaps and supporting children with pastoral care when necessary to achieve well-being.

 

The success criteria for implementation of the Pupil Premium Policy are:

  • Early intervention and support for children.
  • Providing support in school, or via out of school activities which may not be provided for elsewhere.
  • Effective parental/pupil/school support and communication.
  • Having an effective system for identifying, assessing and monitoring pupils.
  • Having a whole-school approach.
  • Creating a positive school atmosphere in which pupils’ differences are recognised and in which pupils are valued as full members of the school community, thus developing confident and independent learners.
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