The Pupil Premium is a coalition government initiative designed to target resources on those pupils deemed to be from a disadvantaged background.
Specifically, the Pupil Premium money is provided for those pupils who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years (Ever6), or those children who have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months (CLA).
For the academic year 2021/2022 the Pupil Premium has a value of £955 per eligible pupil. Schools receive an additional £1390 for each pupil who has been looked after for 1 day or more, has been adopted from care, or has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangement order. There is also a smaller provision of £310 made for those pupils who have a parent in the armed services. Neither the government nor any government agencies have dictated how the Pupil Premium money should be spent, but what is clear is that the money should be used to promote strategies, which diminish the progress and attainment differences between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.
Parents: If your child has been adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005, a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991 please let us know. The information will be treated in strictest confidence but will enable us to provide more for your child. If you feel that your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium but don’t currently claim for Free School Meals, please click here for the application process
Closing the Gap: RKLT Statement October 2020
Funding – Financial Year 2021 – 2022
Our allocation for the 2021-22 academic year is £272,340
In addition to this and used within the Pupil Premium strategy is the Catch-up Premium we have been allocated by the Government; this year’s figure is £47125.
As of September 2021, 24% of our school cohort were eligible for the pupil premium grant. Please refer to the documentation on the school website for a full breakdown of funding over the past three years.
How do we spend Pupil Premium funding?
At Temple Moor, any disadvantaged pupil who is not meeting expected progress will be given a wealth of support and it is school policy that teaching staff, non-teaching staff and governors support pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium and ensure that they do not fall behind (or catch up if they are behind when they arrive with us).
We are fully dedicated to committing our resources to interventions and strategies that have proven evidence based outcomes. Central to this, is making sure that Teaching and Learning is of a consistently high quality and underpins all that we do. Many of our interventions at both pastoral and academic level are directly focused on disadvantaged pupils, but ultimately some will benefit other pupils across the school. Additionally, we spend significantly more than the money we are allocated each year. For a full breakdown of the strategies and interventions, impact analysis, please see our Pupil Premium reports below.
Barriers to Learning
A number of our disadvantaged pupils face significant barriers to their learning which are wide varied and complex. As such, there is no single solution to change this, requiring careful thought on a personalised basis. A high proportion of our disadvantaged pupils are from families in which there is built in social deprivation which can manifest itself in creating issues such as having low or sporadic attendance, social, emotional and behaviour difficulties and a lack of parental engagement in their school life. Equally, other pupils who are eligible for disadvantaged funding can be extremely able, but do not always have the self-confidence and belief to challenge themselves and strive for excellence, such as applying for a place at a high quality university or a higher level apprenticeship.
At Temple Moor we fully believe in the individual and supporting them to reach their potential. As such, the way in which the school spends the disadvantaged funding has to be constantly monitored to ensure it foremost meets the needs of its pupils.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Over the next 12 months, all of the strategies and interventions will be thoroughly audited, evaluated and decisions made on their viability. Our monitoring and evaluation is an ongoing process with specific actions reviewed after a few weeks, whilst others may be after three months. This has a central aim of continuing to spend our Pupil Premium allocation for the year 2021/2022 on the interventions that have the most impact. The PP strategy is based on a 3-year plan, but we must actively evaluate this throughout and respond to the needs of pupils and new research that may impact pupils who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding. This gives us the option to trial new innovations and explore how we can further assist our most disadvantaged pupils with a wide range of academic and pastoral strategies. Our monitoring practices include; the assessment and analysis of data, looking carefully at the quality of pupils’ work and in their books and listening to pupil voice to clearly identify what works well for them.
Pupil Premium Documentation
Disadvantaged Funding Statement 2020-21
Disadvantaged Results Statement 2020 (based on DfE unvalidated data)
Pupil Premium 3 Year Strategy 2021-2024 & Impact Analysis 2020-21