Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17
Pupil Premium Strategy
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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. It is hoped that effective use of this funding will help remove the attainment gap between children in receipt of free school meals and their peers.
The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium funding. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- The performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils/more able disadvantaged compared with their peers
- The Ofsted inspection framework which focuses on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil premium
Pupil premium comes direct to the academy, and is allocated for every child who is in receipt of Free School Meals. The academy principal decides how best to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision may benefit their pupils.
Harris Primary Academy Haling Park was allocated £34,320 for the financial year 2016-17.
Guiding principles for the allocation of resources at Harris Haling Park
- Teaching and learning opportunities should meet the needs of all pupils
- The raising of attainment for children eligible for FSM will be a priority
- Pupil premium funding may also be used to support any pupil or group of pupils the academy has identified as being in need of intervention and support
- Use of pupil level data will help identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Not all children who receive free school meals will be supported at the same time.
Provision for 2016-17
- The allocation of pupil premium funding is detailed in the document entitled “pupil premium spending 2016-17 and is also available on the academy website under the Equalities tab in Key information.
- Planning for the year has been adapted to ensure that high expectations for all children are in place, with a focus on raising standards of achievement in maths, reading and writing