The funding allocation includes pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years and is known as the ‘Ever 6 FSM measure’.
Schools are able to use the Pupil Premium flexibly in order to narrow the attainment and achievement gap between these groups of socially disadvantaged children and the population as a whole. To ensure accountability, there is a requirement to publish details of how the funding is being used.
At St Hugh’s:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
- We 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.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil of groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Limit funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
Use of Pupil Premium
The Governing Body has decided that this grant should be spent in the following ways:
- School visits, extra curricular activities, resources to promote and boost learning and support transport costs, including the school minibus.
- Support of a Learning Support Assistant to work with individuals and small groups to raise attainment and progress in Reception and Key Stage 1.
- Support with the cost of the Learning Support Assistant to work with learners to develop social and emotional skills and promote mental health well-being.
- Support of a Community Welfare Officer to work with families to foster school readiness and good attendance habits.
- Support of a Learning Support Assistant to work with pupils on Oracy to acquire and embed skills rapidly.
- Support the cost of interpreters to work with families to overcome barriers to learning and school attendance.
- Support the cost of Phonics and Reading resources, working with children and families and encouraging Reading for pleasure. Purchasing books for families to share at home.
- Purchase additional ICT resources to enable pupils to access remote learning.
- By ensuring that the learners who qualify for free school meals have their needs clearly identified and their progress closely monitored throughout their time in school.
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