We have high aspirations for all the children in our school community and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We seek to provide learning opportunities and targeted support to allow every child to be enriched and flourish.
As we recognise that not all pupils who are academically or socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals, we reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, identified by the school as being at a significant disadvantage.
In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body of St Andrew's C.E. Primary School will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities to meet the needs of all pupils.
This provision will include:
We review our strategy at the end of each academic year. This review is supported by both internal and external data which includes Raise on Line as well as staff, pupil and parental questionnaires.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Pupil Premium is allocated to all eligible schools and it is for each individual schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
A second funding source is also available to school which is commonly referred to as the Forces Premium. This funding stream is allocated to support those children who parents may be posted away from the family home for extended periods.
We report our expenditure against our Pupil Premium for each academic year, we plan both teaching and other support as well as conducting assessments according to this time frame.