Pupil Premium is additional money given to schools for children who have been disadvantaged by their circumstances. At Firs Farm this is mainly for children who receive Free School Meals (not universal Free School Meals). It can also be for many other reasons include looked after children or children of service personnel. Our strategy refers to Disadvantaged children and these include children who may not receive pupil premium but have (or had) an allocated social worker or are young carers.
Whilst Pupil Premium is paid per child it is the school's decision how to spend this money. Other children may benefit for instance where teacher training is provided. We base our decision on a number of factors including the gap in attainment and progress between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children, our end of year data and engagement in enrichment activties.
Some of the areas we will be focussing on (our strategy below gives much more detail):
- Reducing the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged in Reading, Writing and KS2 maths.
- Improving outcomes in Reading by focussing on Phonics and our phonics programme
- Increasing the engagement of disadvantaged children in enrichment activities
- Supporting children in their emotional development to ensure lifelong strategies for getting along with others and behaviour for learning.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy is now for the period 2021-24 and will updated yearly at the end of the Autumn Term. The current strategy includes a review the previous year. Our document is listed below.
The strategy details how the school proposes to spend the money and any evidence for this as a success strategy. Pupil premium spend is determined by the school and Governing Body.
If you have any questions or would like further details of how we spend this money please use the contact form below.
PUPIL PREMIUM CONTACT FORM
Please use this to ask any questions you may have about how we allocated and spend our pupil premium money. If you think you maybe eligible for Free School Meals (not the universal Free School Meals offered to all children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2) then please contact the school office who will be able to support your application.