The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011. It is a government funding initiative which aims to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
This includes children who are, or have been entitled to free school meals, children who are, or have been at some stage, looked after by the Local Authority, along with children whose parents are in the Services.
Schools and academies are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit. Schools and academies are accountable as to how this additional funding is being spent to close the attainment gap between children from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds.
Pupil Premium Champion
At Mansfield Green we have a Pupil Premium Champion. It is her role to monitor what our pupil premium funding is being spent on and to monitor the impact our interventions and support are having upon our pupils in receipt of them.
We track our pupil progress rigorously. Our Pupil Premium Champion attends pupil progress meetings every half term to monitor the progress of the pupil premium children within each class as well as regularly tracking pupil progress. This ensures that pupils who are not making progress are identified swiftly and interventions can be implemented in order to meet the individual’s needs.
Pupil premium spending
We plan to spend the pupil premium on the following:
- Having enhanced support staff – Intervention Team and Attendance Officer
- Increased hours for TAs to carry out intervention groups
- Targeted teaching groups in Years 4 – 6
- Targeted intervention in Year 2
- After-school tuition and homework clubs
- Curriculum enrichment opportunities
- Music tuition to raise aspiration
- Curriculum resources to support learning
To find out more about how we use our pupil premium funding, please click on the links below: