Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It was first introduced in April 2011. Schools receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
Funding Allocation for 2021-2022
- £1,345 for each eligible primary aged pupil
- £2,345 for pupils who have been adopted from care or have left care
Key Principles for using pupil premium at Greenleaf:
- We are highly committed to raising achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and know these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils and are determined to achieve this.
- We never confuse eligible pupils with low ability and strive to ‘bring out the best’ in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest levels.
- We create a package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including: attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focusing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first-hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.
- We use assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing, and Maths) to identify pupils who are underachieving and why.
- We direct resources and interventions to accelerate the progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.
- We use data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on the attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
- The Senior Leadership Team has a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils termly.
- We ensure class teachers and subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the academy.
- Our Governing Body is ambitious for pupils and closely monitors the school’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.
Please click on the link below which will take you to our current pupil premium spending plan:
See the attached documents for further information on how this money has been used in previous years and how it will be spent this year.
Pupil Premium 2019 - 2020 Due to Covid-19, we were unable to fully implement plans for 2019 - 2020 and therefore have not carried out a full evaluation.
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