The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Find out more about Pupil Premium at The Department for Education.
What do we do at Elland CE School?
We have planned our Pupil Premium spend using research-based evidence from EEF, which looked at the most effective strategies to boost attainment and progress in school.
You can find out how we are spending our Pupil Premium allocation by downloading the Pupil Premium Planned Spending for 2019-20 above.
Schools are accountable for the ways in which they choose to spend their Pupil Premium funding. At Elland CE, we aim to measure the impact of all our spending on each child, and evaluate the effectiveness.
In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive £1,320 for pupils in Reception to Year 6 who are registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
You can also download our evaluated report for 2018-19 here.
The primary aim is to ‘Diminish the Difference’ in terms of attainment, achievement and opportunity.
- To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
- To 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
- To measure the impact of all provision put in place, and evaluate this provision
Provision will be made through:
- Facilitating pupils’ access to a broad and balanced education
- Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
- Providing alternative/additional support and intervention
- The use of external provision (under exceptional circumstances)
The range of provision considered by the School includes:
- 1-1 support from an experienced teacher or Learning Mentor focused on overcoming barriers to learning
- Small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs/external agencies
- Specialist equipment to help pupils with their studies
- Alternative/additional incentives and rewards
- Opportunities for outside learning
- Opportunities to have breakfast and milk daily
Pupil Premium 2019-20
- To ensure quality first teaching for all pupils
- To diminish the difference of attainment between the Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium pupils by addressing inequalities, barriers and accelerating the attainment of those students entitled to pupil premium funding.
- To support the parents and families with a Family Liaison Officer whose role is to provide practical and emotional support in order to aid their child's education and welfare.
Targeted additional support strategies resulting in every student, being able to:
- Improve their levels of attainment and progress
- Ensure intervention is rapidly targeted to increase progress
- Close attainment gaps
- Accelerate progress
- Have full access to our curriculum
- Have full access to pastoral support
- Access extra-curricular provision