In 2015/2016 the Government provided Pupil Premium Funding for all schools. This funding is based on :
- pupils who are eligible for free school meals or have received free school meals over the last six years
- pupils whose parents work in the armed forces
- any children who have been looked after continuously outside of the family home for more than six months.
It is up to schools how to spend this additional money, but schools are accountable for how they spend it. Part of this accountability is to provide a report to parents on how the funding has been allocated.
At St John's the objectives for all pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding is to
- Raise their attainment and progress so that the gap between their attainment and others in the year group is narrowed.
- Eliminate any gaps in their skills and knowledge enabling them to participate more easily in classroom activities.
The following table show this money has been allocated for 2015/16
Two full time teaching Assistants who provide additional classroom support or withdrawal groups for Pupil Premium children.
50% of the deputy head's time to co-ordinate the work of the Pupil Premium team and to work with withdrawal groups.
50% of a full time HLTA's time to support Pupil Premium children in the classroom.
Resources for Pupil Premium Base.