Pupil Premium at Desford Primary School
Pupil Premium funding provides children in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) and Looked after Children (LAC) with additional academic and social support focused on their individual needs. Children of military families also qualify for Pupil Premium.
Currently, (September 2017) we have 43 pupils who meet the eligibility criteria for Pupil Premium. This generates a Pupil Premium budget allocation allocated to Pupil Premium expenditure under three headings;
- Targeted Support
- Quality Teaching for All
- Other Approaches
Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium have their individual needs identified through careful assessment. These are recorded in each child's Pupil Premium Individual Education Plan (PPIEP) and reviewed regularly.
A substantial majority of the budget provides a specialist, qualified and experienced teacher for three days a week to work 1-1 and in small groups exclusively with Pupil Premium children throughout the school. Additionally, two experienced and suitably trained Teaching Assistants work with Pupil Premium children in small groups/1-1 under the supervision of the Pupil Premium Teacher for four afternoons a week.
The remainder of the budget is used to support short-term projects involving Pupil Premium children and in providing to Pupil Premium children free school uniforms/ PE kit, subsidised residential trips, free musical instrument lessons, free access to all school clubs and other benefits .
A member of the Senior Leadership Team oversees the Pupil Premium programme and liaises with a Pupil Premium governor.
Pupil Premium pupils' attainment/ progress is closely monitored and tracked by Senior Leaders and Governors using various data sources including our own pupil attainment/progress tracking system and external data such as RaiseOnline and the Ofsted Inspection Dashboard.
The overall impact of Pupil Premium expenditure is reviewed termly by Senior Leaders and Governors.
All Pupil Premium activity is evidenced by collated records kept centrally. Pupil assessments, targets, lesson plans, progress analyses and monitoring and evaluation documents are available for scrutiny by Ofsted, as are records of actual Pupil Premium expenditure on each individual pupils.