Evaluating the Impact of Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income identified by Free School Meals (FSM), Looked After Children (LAC) and children of armed forces personnel. Current funding for disadvantaged: Primary per pupil £1,320.00 Secondary per pupil £935.00, Looked after Children (LAC) & children previously LAC now adopted, or with special guardianship or residence orders, £1,900. Service Children £300.00
Governors are expected to play a full part in making decisions about Pupil Premium spending, as well as asking challenging questions and to monitor the effectiveness of expenditure in closing the gaps in achievement of vulnerable learners and their peers.
This 2 hour session will:
• Explain key points about Pupil Premium funding including who is eligible and what information the school is required to publish online;
• Provide information about how schools will be held accountable for deployment of the Pupil Premium funding including the role of governors;
Consider the range of ways that Pupil Premium funding can be used successfully to tackle gaps in attainment and support pupils from low-income families and other target groups.
Pupil Premium funding allocation for 2016/17 and data relating to 2015/6 relating to achievement for this group compared to non-pupil premium.