The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM): to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012 we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
At Highweek Primary School:
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially
disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies to overcome gaps in learning and to remove barriers to learning
Acquiring effective materials, and/or training opportunities, aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy
Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve age related at the end of KS1 or age related at the end of KS2
The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
View the 2020/2021 Pupil Premium Expenditure Report
View the 2017/2018 Pupil Premium Expenditure Report
View the 2015/2016 Pupil Premium Expenditure Report
View the Highweek Pupil Premium strategy for 2019 to 2021
View the Highweek Pupil Premium strategy for 2018 to 2019
View the Highweek Pupil Premium strategy for 2017 to 2018
View the Highweek Pupil Premium strategy for 2016 to 2017
Updated July 2018