Pupil Premium 2019 - 2020
To register your child for Pupil Premium please use this link.
To view our Pupil Premium Policy click here.
Letter for parents/carers sent home October 2019
At Greenfield Primary School, we believe that all children are entitled to an education which allows every child to achieve their potential regardless of their starting point in life or personal circumstances. The government believes that the additional funding provided for Pupil Premium children is the best way to tackle those inequalities to enable children to have the best outcomes.
Which pupils are entitled to Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is provided to all schools to support pupils within the following categories:
- Pupils who are currently registered for Free School Meals.
- Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals at any point during the last six years;
- Pupils in the care of a Local Authority;
- Pupils who have been adopted but have been looked after for one day or more, or were adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005 and left care under:
- A Special Guardianship Order on or after 30th December 2005
- A Residence Order on or after 14th October 1991
- Pupils whose parents are serving with the UK Armed Forces
How do we encourage parents to register their child’s eligibility?
We send a letter home to all parents/carers each year, explaining which children are eligible and how to register. Registering is quick and easy by using the link at the top of this page or this one. If you need any help, please speak to Mrs Davis, Mrs Ibbetson, Mrs Walton or Mrs Wright. It will not affect any other benefits you are claiming and no families will know that you have registered.
What is Pupil Premium spent on?
The decision about how the individual schools use their Pupil Premium is left to each school with the expectation that they will close the gap in attainment and progress between those eligible and other children nationally. “It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” (DfE). Therefore, schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support these pupils. Measures are included in the performance tables which capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the grant.
How is funding used at Greenfield Primary School?
At Greenfield Primary, we use funding in a range of ways to support all pupils including those who qualify for Pupil Premium. Each year we put together a comprehensive plan of how we will do our best to allow our pupils to meet their full potential. Class teachers and teaching assistants know which children are identified as pupil premium and in termly pupil progress reviews they are a specific focus group. At the end of the academic year we then analyse the impact of any additional support, interventions and strategies used to ensure they provide best value and that progress has been made.
We have developed an action plan (a Pupil Premium Funding Strategy) in order to continue to improve provision and raise achievement for all children in receipt of pupil premium funding. This document, and a review of the previous year's spending, can be downloaded below.
2019 - 2020 Pupil Premium Funding Intent / Strategy (reviewed)
In addition to the above strategy, the following was also put in place to support pupils from March 2020 during lockdown. From June 2020 when wider opening began, some children in reception, Y1 and Y6 returned to full time school where they were taught the curriculum by their teachers.
- Rota for staff in school as pupil numbers remain low. This was is to protect staff from unnecessary contact with others. Most days, there were 5-10 pupils and 4 staff + site team. As number increased, provision was adjusted to account for this to ensure all pupils requesting access were given it. There was an identified Safeguarding Lead each and member of SLT – all contactable by phone.
- Protocols put in place for social distancing and hygiene which are enforced strictly for those pupils and staff attending school. All workstations and offices used were deep cleaned each day.
- Tracking the needs of our most vulnerable pupils identified by our SENCO stored centrally and accessible by all pastoral and Inclusion staff who update it weekly following contact with pupils. The document is therefore continually current. All updates logged are input to CPOMS daily so that all relevant parties are kept up to date.
- FSM provision ensured identified families received initial payments via the national voucher scheme. This was £15 per child per week including during the school holidays and over the summer 6 weak period.
- Following Pastoral Welfare calls from all pastoral and inclusion team, contact was made with vulnerable parents and pupils. Those who were unable to be contacted via phone were visited in person by staff (socially distanced). We also liaised closely with social care and other agencies.
- Paper packs were provided to ALL children (hand delivered when they were not collected). The correlating work was also emailed on a weekly or daily basis by class teachers with input to check that children knew what they needed to do and could access work without ICT.
- The school kept in contact with parents to update them on new announcements and what this meant for our school via emails and our school Facebook site.
- Safeguarding advice and guidance specific to school closure and home learning is available on the school website and referred to in the Safeguarding and SEN Policy Addendums and parents have received Edulink messages to advise them of the wealth of information available through the school website.