Pupil Premium 2020 - 2021
To register your child for Pupil Premium please use this link. There is also a direct link to apply on our School Comms dinner app that all parents / carers have.
To view our Pupil Premium Policy click here.
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?
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. There is also a direct link to apply on our School Comms dinner app that all parents / carers have.
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.
In June 2019, EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium was published by the Education Endowment Foundation which support schools in spending their Pupil Premium to maximise the benefit for their students. The report recommends school take a tiered approach to Pupil Premium spending. Teaching should be the top priority, including professional development, training and support for early career teachers and recruitment and retention. Targeted support for struggling pupils should also be a key component of an effective Pupil Premium strategy; as well as strategies that relate to non-academic factors, including improving attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support. As a school we have used the information and research within this report to guide our spending of Pupil Premium money.
Government's Policy Paper on Pupil Premium - Published 30th January 2020
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 documentcan be downloaded below.
2020 - 2021 Intent