The pupil premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) with a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families and an additional allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 1 day or more. In 2012 funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years (Ever 6).
What we aim to achieve with our Pupil Premium funding
At Kingsmoor academy we have high aspirations for all our pupils. We are committed to the development of the whole child and believe that a key function of the school is to create and maintain an environment where every pupil is able to succeed. The focus in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. Through targeted interventions, we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. For children who start school with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school. To ensure that we cater for all academic abilities, including challenging high attaining Pupil Premium children.
The school’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous. Tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough in order to identify any areas for development and to ensure that we implement any interventions necessary to close the gap. These assessments happen half-termly and data is gathered, collated and analysed to assess the impact of interventions as well as to highlight the potential need for additional support.
We will use a range of data to analyse the impact of spending:
- End of Key Stage data
- Phonics assessments
- Current data
- Intervention analysis
- Outcomes of learning reviews (observations), learning moderations (book scrutinies) and progress meetings