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Flash Ley Community Primary School
Believe to Achieve
Flash Ley CP School – Policy for Pupil Premium
‘Believe to Achieve’
We are Flash Ley - a place where we all believe we can achieve.
Where we keep trying when faced with adversity, and aiming high is our only aspiration.
A school where working together makes us stronger: 1 team, 1 school, 1 family.
The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision.
The purpose of this policy is to outline how we will ensure that the pupil premium allocated to us has an impact on narrowing the attainment gaps which currently exist between our disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
We are aware that under The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, Schedule 4 there is specified information which has to be published on the school’s website.
The Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (PP+) and the children of service personnel (Ever5).
The DfE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit, based upon our knowledge of our pupil needs.
‘It is for 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.’
However, we are accountable for the use of this additional funding.
Roles and responsibilities
We expect all members of our school community, particularly staff and governors to be committed to raising standards and narrowing the attainment gap for pupils.
The Head and Senior Leadership Team
The Head and SLT are responsible for implementing this policy. They will ensure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities in narrowing the gaps of all pupils. They will also ensure that staff are given appropriate support and relevant professional development to accelerate pupil’s progress and attainment. Through performance management arrangements, they will make sure narrowing the gaps is a priority area of focus for the school.
It will be the responsibility of the Head to include the following information in the annual report for the Governors:
Teaching and Support Staff will:
We will provide opportunities for staff to engage in a range of professional development opportunities suited to their particular needs and role. This will support them in implementing successful strategies to accelerate progress of pupils and narrow the gaps.
At the end of the academic year, our Governors will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of narrowing the gaps in our school and the impact this has had
Mrs J Banks (Headteacher)
Mrs Gavin Tuach (Chair of Governors)
Any appeals against this policy will be through the Governors' complaints procedure.