Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure: Report to Parents/Carers
Context: From September 2012 school leaders and governing bodies need to ensure that their school is publishing information to parents/carers about how all Pupil Premium funding has been used and what the impact has been on learning, attainment and pupil wellbeing and/or pastoral care.
The Pupil Premium is allocated in order that support is given to those children identified as being entitled to and in receipt of free school meals. However, it is not ring-fenced to those children and can be spent in any way that the school sees fit, so long as the school is able to demonstrate that the specific needs of Pupil Premium pupils have been addressed and how this additional – and specific – funding, which is intended to compensate for disadvantage, is being used for this purpose.
School leaders and governing bodies need to ensure that their school is tracking the progress of pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding to demonstrate how the school is using this money to improve outcomes for these children. It is for the school to determine how best to use the funding.
Principles: At Castle Primary School:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the 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
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate parts of the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals eligible by benefit (excluding Universal Infant Free School Meals) will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time