At Longlands Primary School and Nursery we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.
The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to children from low-income families who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals (FSM), children of service personnel and children who have been looked-after (LAC). 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 these children and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. From September 2016, schools are required to publish a Pupil Premium Strategy; this will ensure that parents are fully informed about the amount of allocation, barriers faced by eligible pupils, how the funding is to be spent, how impact will be measured and the date the strategy will be reviewed. We also need to include how the allocation was spent for the previous year and its impact on eligible and other pupils. Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to diminish the differences between pupil groups.
As a school we consistently track all pupils to ensure that they make good or better progress. Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. For new entrants that start with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school. Once at age related expectations we always continue to extend that learning further to ensure that they reach higher levels of attainment. We closely monitor how we are spending the allocated funds to ensure they are having an impact on pupil premium pupil’s achievement.
Pupil Premium Awards
It was with great pride that we went along to the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards in central London, where we were awarded KS2 Regional Finalists for the East of England. As part of our award, we received a prize of £25000, which enabled us to continue our work in this area. Onwards and Upwards!