Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who:

  • Have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’)
  • Have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC)
  • Are children of service personnel

Pupil Premium is based on a grant of £900 per student for FSM, Ever 6 FSM and LAC. The grant for service children is £250.

The funding is intended to allow additional resources to be applied in improving achievement of students who are possibly disadvantaged by low family incomes. National data shows that FSM students are more likely to underachieve than students who are not entitled to FSM.

Use of Pupil Premium at Thorpe Hesley Primary School

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

As soon as a child within school is identified as being eligible for Pupil Premium funding their class teacher will complete a record of the child’s current attainment and any priorities for support. Using this as a starting point, provision is then able to be tailored specifically to the child’s own individual needs.

These records are updated half termly to ensure that they continue to meet the changing needs of the child as they move through school.

The Pupil Premium Coordinator also closely  monitors each PP child’s attainment and progress across the core subjects so that any issues with progress are identified quickly and provision can be adapted taking this into account.

Pupil Premium provision within school ranges from additional targeted adult support within class, to small group and one-to-one activities out of class. These activities may include:

  • Group games and practical activities focussed on encouraging social interactions and improving self-esteem and confidence;
  • One-to-one and small group reading sessions, with opportunities to discuss  what has been read and practise answering comprehension style questions and activities;
  • Practical maths activities and opportunities to consolidate learning from in class;

Pupil Premium Reports

The Report by The Sutton Trust: The Teaching and Learning Toolkit by Professor Steve Higgins, Durham University, Dr Dimitra Kokotsaki and Professor Robert Coe, CEM Centre, Durham University was used to see which was the most cost effective way of spending our Pupil Premium.

Pupil Premium Booklet

Pupil Premium Team

If you have any questions about the Pupil Premium provision that your child is receiving or just general questions about Pupil Premium provision within school,  please do not hesitate to contact one of the Pupil Premium team or speak to your child’s class teacher.

Mrs Shaw

Mrs Shaw

Vulnerable Pupils Lead responsible for coordinating and monitoring Pupil Premium provision throughout school including Medical Needs.

You can contact me via the school office on 0114 2570153.

Mrs Nazir

Mrs Nazir

Inclusion Support responsible for working alongside the Vulnerable Pupils Lead and the Inclusion Lead.

Mrs Dawson

Mrs Dawson

Pupil Premium Admin Support

You can contact me via the school office on 0114 2570153.

Mrs Brooks

Mrs Brooks

Provides support and activities for Pupil Premium children across Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Johnson

Provides support and activities for Pupil Premium children across KS2 in Years 3 and 4.

Mrs Brookes

Mrs Brookes

Provides support and activities for Pupil Premium children across KS2 in Years 5 and 6.

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