Pupils in schools in England if eligible can receive a range of Pupil Premiums, the school receives the money into their budget and the Headteacher is tasked with identifying the best way to use the funds to meet the needs of the young people and the aims of the funding.
At Astley Park School we receive the following Pupil Premiums:
Pupil Premium Grant (FSM)
All pupils who are in receipt of Free School Meals and those who have been eligible within the last six years (Ever 6) receive a pupil premium grant.
Primary pupils receive £1,320 per year.
Secondary pupils receive £935 per year.
The aim of the funding is to ensure an equality of opportunity and to ensure that pupils are not disadvantaged due to reduced income within the household. The funding enables schools to offer additional support to pupils so that they are able to achieve as well as their non FSM peers.
Post Looked After Arrangement (PLAA)
Each pupil who is in a PLAA receives £1,900 per year.
The aim of this funding is to ensure an equality of opportunity and to ensure that pupils are not disadvantaged due to their unsettled start to life. The funding enables schools to offer additional support to pupils so that they are able to achieve as well as their non PLAA peers.
Children Looked After (CLA)
Each pupil who is CLA receives £1,900 per year
The aim of this funding is to ensure an equality of opportunity and to ensure that pupils are not disadvantaged due to their unsettled start to life. The funding enables schools to offer additional support to pupils so that they are able to achieve as well as their non CLA peers.
Y7 Numeracy & Literacy Catch-up Premium
All Year 7 pupils receive £450
The aim of this funding is to ensure all Year 7 pupils who have not met age related expectations in numeracy and literacy are offered additional support so that they are able to make enhanced rates of progress and ultimately achieve in line with their peers.
Primary PE & Sports Premium
The school receives £16,000 plus £10 per pupil in Year 1 – Year 6.
The main aim of this funding is to enable all schools with primary age pupils to improve and extend their PE and sporting activities, encouraging pupils to take part in increased amounts of regular exercise and have increased opportunity to take part in competitive sport.
Each of the Premiums has two strategic leads, a nominated governor and a nominated member of the leadership & management team.
Pupil Premium Grant (FSM)
Mrs S Seddon (Governor) & Mrs J Wilson (SENCO) & Mrs K Brereton (SaLT)
PLAA & CLA
Mrs W Blundell (Chair of Governors) & Mrs N Patterson (Parent Support Manger and Designated Teacher for CLA)
Year 7 Premium
Mrs H Meldrum (Parent Governor) & Mrs K Linde (Leading Practitioner)
PE & Sports Premium
Mr T Cook (Vice Chair of Governors) & Mr S Poxon (Deputy Headteacher), Miss L Melling (Lead Practitioner) & Mr K Murphy (HLTA)
Premiums Strategic Planning Group
A Premiums Planning Group which is led by the Headteacher and includes the following: Deputy Head, the two Leading Practitioners, Assistant Head/SENCO, Parent & Carer Support Manager, Behaviour for Learning Manager and Speech Therapist meets at the beginning of the year to identify the pupils’ needs, identify how the pupils’ needs can be best met using the premiums’ budgets, establish how the impact of the premiums can be measured and reported on, and put together individual action plans for each of the premiums. These plans are then made available on the school website.
Each year all of the action plans are evaluated and an impact statement is written for each one outlining the actions that have been completed and the impact the actions have had on pupils’ outcomes. The impact statements are then made available on the school website.
The premiums planning group then meet on a termly basis and monitor the progress towards the outcomes on the action plans.