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PUPIL PREMIUM

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” 
Source - DfE website

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Pupil Premium at ROWLEDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL

At Rowledge C of E Primary School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach their potential.

We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to be the best that they can be. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the schools own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.

Information to be Published to Parents

In place of the current requirements regarding information about pupil premium expenditure, schools are now required to publish their 'Pupil Premium Strategy.' This should include:

  1. In the previous academic year: (2017-2018)
  • how the pupil premium allocation was spent
  • the impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils           

 2. The current academic year: (2018-2019)

  • the amount of the school's allocation of pupil premium grant
  • details of the main barriers to educational achievement
  • how the allocation will be spent to address the barriers and why these approaches were taken
  • how the school will measure the impact of the pupil premium
  • the date of the next pupil premium strategy review.

Pupil Premium Spending

Our pupil premium finances have been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions, along with quality first teaching have started to have a positive impact on children’s attainment, wellbeing and self-belief.

Through targeted interventions we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. One of the schools aims is to ensure that ALL groups of pupils make good progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.

Targeted support is being provided through one-to-one and small group tuition in Years 3/4 and 5/6. Senior leaders also provide additional support through interventions/targeted tutorials in Years 5 and 6. These interventions support children in knowing where they are and what they need to do to improve their work.

The school works closely in partnership with parents, carers and families.  We believe positive collaboration of a team around the child allows pupils the best chance to succeed in all areas of their life. 

How will the school measure the impact of the pupil premium?

To monitor progress on attainment, new measures have been included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. At Rowledge C of E Primary school, our progress of Pupil Premium pupils is not publically accessible.   The number of pupils currently recieving the funding has been less than 10% of the school cohort.  As such the DfE supresses the data to ensure the identity of pupils and families remains anonymous.

At Rowledge Primary School, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. Review meetings will take place at each milestone and will include a member of Senior Management, the Headteacher and class teachers.  Outcomes of the meetings are reviewed by the Pupil Premium champion.

At each milestone, the school will review the impact of actions taken and will plan for how the funding will be specifically allocated over the next phase. When selecting pupils for Pupil Premium target groups, the school will look at all pupils across the school. There are some pupils who are not eligible for PP who will benefit from these groups if their needs are similar and we believe progress can be made towards individual targets.

Pupil Premium Champion: Mrs Jennifer Hodgson-Hutton (Senior Leader) j.hodgson-hutton@rowledge.hants.sch.uk

Nominated governor: Mr Tom Nixon 

Eligibility for free school meals

A parent may wish to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2) and HC3S has an online system for this.

You will need to enter your name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number.  In addition, you will need to provide your child's name, date of birthand identify the school they are attending.

Eligibility Criteria

Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.

For more information about free meals in Hampshire, please contact HC3S on 023 8062 9388

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please speak to the headteacher.

If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please call into the office to collect a claim form.  Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school. 

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