What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment and improving outcomes of pupils from low-income families. Funding allocation is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children who are in care or adopted, and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
At Broughton Primary Academy, we aim to ensure that every child has the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to be safe, develop spiritually, emotionally and physically to live life in all its fullness.
When making decisions about using our Pupil Premium Funding we consider the challenges faced by our disadvantaged pupils and make use of research by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). Decisions are underpinned by the needs of our disadvantaged pupils focusing on nurturing their well-being, promoting self-esteem, readiness for learning, improving attendance and supporting and developing them academically to achieve high standards of attainment.
Our strategy aims to:
• provide emotional and wellbeing support to ensure disadvantaged pupils are in a good place to learn and feel safe, happy and calm where their needs are understood and provided for.
• narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils by ensuring disadvantaged pupils are well prepared for the next step of their education and make good progress in key subjects from their starting points.
Our Tiered Approach:
Our targeted approach comprises three categories:
- Quality Teaching – There is no doubt that high quality teaching remains the most important tool that schools have in improving outcomes for pupils. Providing high quality teaching for all pupils is a priority in our school. We ensure that every class has a highly effective teacher that is being supported to keep improving, whatever the stage in their career.
- Targeted Academic Support – Providing targeted support for vulnerable pupils to close the attainment and progress gap. Alongside high-quality teaching, there should be one to one and small group tuition targeted at those pupils who need it the most. These interventions need to be explicitly linked to the content of daily lessons to support pupils in accessing the curriculum for their cohort with an emphasis on ‘keep up’ not ‘catch up’.
- Wider Strategies - Developing strategies that address the full range of non-academic barriers to success in school including attendance, behaviour and social and emotional development.
Pupil Premium: Current Strategy