What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding provided by the government to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived pupils as identified by:
- those with an entitlement to free school meals (FSM)
- pupils who have been entitled to FSM in any of the last 6 years (Ever 6)
- those pupils in care (CioC)
Additional funding is also available for pupils whose parents serve in the military.
We owe it to all our young people to ensure they are given every chance to succeed and we are committed to spending our Pupil Premium money so that it directly influences their academic progress and life chances. We are committed to ensuring that gaps in performance between PP and non PP pupils are removed.
Who is in charge of Pupil Premium?
Everyone who works at Darwen Vale contributes to the progress of all pupils. Assistant Principal, Mrs Pilkington has responsibility for tracking the progress of pupils eligible for PP funding. This includes looking at the whole picture of the child including attendance, punctuality, behaviour and attitude to learning as well as their academic progress and for taking action to address any gaps in progress.
Year 7 Catch Up Literacy and Numeracy Funding
The DFE provides additional funding to schools for each year 7 pupil who achieved a Level 3 in reading and/or Maths at Key Stage 2. This funding is not ring-fenced, however there is an expectation that pupils are given the support required to ensure that they make progress at secondary school.
Funding for the 2016-2017 academic year will be received in March 2017.
The amount of funding we have received is based however on the number of pupils in 2015/2016 who would have been eligible. This is due to the changes which have taken place with KS3 testing and reporting.
We have identified 31 pupils who have an average scaled score of 95 or less.
Provision to help these pupils catch up includes:
- Literacy Catch up
- Numeracy Catch up
- Summer Reading Scheme
- Numeracy Ninjas
- Small group reading intervention sessions during registration.
- UP group