Amesbury CE Primary School

PUPIL PREMIUM

At Amesbury CE Primary School, our vision is for all children to have high aspirations and develop their full potential to allow them to reach their ambitions and develop a life-long love of learning.

The staff and Governing Body members of Amesbury CE Primary School are committed to ensuring that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all its pupils, to allow them to reach their potential.

We work to ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners. We recognise that the pupil premium funding is allocated to children in receipt of free school meals and is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage and, in particular, diminishing the difference in achievement and attainment. In making appropriate provision for this, we also acknowledge that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged. Similarly we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.

 

WHO IS PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING PRIMARILY TARGETED AT?

  • Children from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals.

  • Children who are, who have been in receipt of free school meals in the last 6 years (ever 6 FSM).

  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months.

  • Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

From April 2014, this funding extended to children who have been adopted, those on special guardianship orders and those children on a residency order.

If you fall into any of these criteria, please contact the school office and they will give you a form to fill in. Alternatively, you can do it online by visiting the web address below:

https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/article/1669/Free-school-meals

 

Years 2021/22:

We are currently supporting 80 children.

The main barriers to educational achievement which our disadvantaged children face are:

  • A significant number of these children have complex emotional needs.
  • Certain pupils do not have access to the additional opportunities that are needed to provide a rounded education.
  • Certain parents of these children have busy home lives with financial constraints which affect the amount of quality time and resources they can make available to their children.

 

Currently the grant is being spent in the following ways:

  • Providing PP children with small group and one-to-one quality focus teaching of Maths and Writing.
  • Allocated Teacher Assistant support for specific individual children.
  • Supporting PP children financially to go on visits and residential opportunities.
  • Provision of counselling and ELSA activities.

We plan to measure the impact of all these interventions this year by plotting progress against individual learning/developmental targets and the use of standardised tests.

The academic results of all Key Stage 1 and KS2 pupils, including separate sections on PP children, are published annually by the Department for Education and are available to all parents. This information will be rigorously used to monitor our progress by diminishing the difference between Pupil Premium children and the remainder of the school.

The Pupil Premium Champion (Mrs Jennie White) is supported by a member of the Governing Body (Mrs Bev Small) who has specific responsibility for this very important area and they meet at least once a term to discuss and agree strategy.

 

PUPIL PREMIUM DATES

The next Pupil Premium Strategy Meeting will be in the first half of Spring Term 2022

The Pupil Premium Review was held on 23rd November 2021

 

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