The Government believes that Pupil Premium ‘is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most’. It is also used to support children who have been adopted, who are ‘looked-after’ or who has a parent in the armed forces. At Malin Bridge Primary School we use this funding to support spending which benefits eligible children within their cohorts, rather than create individual budgets for each child. This spending, including the examples below, significantly enhances our capacity to support children with barriers to their learning.
For more information, please download our Pupil Premium at Malin Bridge Primary leaflet.
Examples of what Pupil Premium is spent on
- Development of the learning mentor team and inclusion activities (including holiday clubs, transition programmes and family support)
- Attendance initiatives (including Education Welfare Officer and walking bus)
- Nurture intervention resources (including the ‘Rainbows’ and ‘Thrive’ programmes)
- Staffing/cover structure to ensure that teaching is delivered by staff known to the children.
- Expansions of the teaching assistant team and ‘booster’ additional provision
- Learning resources, resources to support home learning and training for staff (including ‘Numicon’, ‘Phonics Bug’ and ‘Sum Dog’)
- Development of the curriculum support team (including external consultancy).
- Extended learning and engagement activities (including Children’s University and focus days/weeks)
- Resources to support better playground experiences (including the ‘Smooga’ pitches and training for lunchtime staff)
- Pupil subsidy budget (to support extended learning opportunities)
- Additional spending on technology to support vulnerable groups
- Parent partnership and family learning provision
Allocation & Action Plan for 2017/18
Please download the document containing information about what Pupil Premium we have been allocated and how we plan to use it in 2017/18. This document is next due for review on 1st September 2018.
Pupil Premium Reports
A detailed breakdown of the funding received, the way that it has been spent at Malin Bridge Primary and the impact it has had, can be found in the reports below: