What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years, children who have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Why was it introduced?
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. Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.
How much funding do we get?
For the financial year 2020 to 2021, we are scheduled to receive £163,365
For the financial year April 2019-March 2020, the school received £138,180
For the financial year April 2018-March 2019, the school received £140,000 (approximately)
The percentage of our pupils known to have been eligible for free school meals, at any time during the last 6 years, is 23%.
Improvements over time:
- There was a big dip it attainment and progress for pupil premium pupils in 2019. This is something we are working hard to address.
- Over the previoud few years, attainment and progress for CJS Pupil Premium pupils improved significantly.
The main focus areas for Pupil Premium in 2019-2020 were:
- To ensure high quality teaching and intervention to Raise Attainment and Accelerating Progress for PP.
- To raise engagement, attendance and support at home of Pupil Premium Pupil.
- To focus the Care, Guidance and Support to help overcome further barriers to learning.
What worked well in 2019-2020:
- The progress of PP children across the school from Y3-6 in Reading, Writing and Maths was good.
- Intervention Teaching for Pupil Premium children gave the additional care, guidance and support needed for these children to make good progress.
- Attainment of Pupil Premium children was on track to be generally higher than all pupils nationally.
- The participation of Pupil Premium children in all school activities was significantly increased due to funding for Educational Visits and PE kit. (See PE Plan and Educational Visits Records).
- The participation of Pupil Premium children in extra-curricular activities was significantly increased due to funding for Sporting activities. (See Activity Registers).
- Vulnerable pupils were very well supported by the Learning Mentor, through nurture, behaviour support and multi-agency working. (See Records of Learning Mentor).
What we are looking to improve in 2020-2021:
- Continue to raise the attainment of Pupil Premium children across the school and by the end of Year 6, to significantly reduce the difference between CJS Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil premium children Nationally, in terms of attainment and progress, through high quality teaching and intervention.
- Continue to raise the engagement of PP children though online reading and maths.
- Further raise the engagement of PP children in breakfast clubs and extra-curricular activities.
- Raise attendance of PP children to 96% (within 1% Non-PP at CJS), which is above National.
- Ensure all PP children get the support and guidance they need with reading and homework.
- Improve the engagement of all Pupil Premium parents to further support learning at home.