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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 to provide targeted funding to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. The Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is allocated to schools to support the learning of these children. This includes pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as 'Ever 6 FSM') or have been ‘looked after’ by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months.

Rationale 

At Livingstone Primary and Nursery School we aim to ensure that when our children leave they

  • reach their academic potential through quality teaching and targeted interventions
  • enjoy and succeed in  academic, sporting and creative activities by experiencing enrichment activities
  • understand and demonstrate the school’s values and British Values by being able to build positive relationships and by demonstrating tolerant, kind and respectful behaviour
  • have a high level of self-esteem and self-confidence in their own abilities

Pupil Premium Grant 

The Pupil Premium Grant is used to make a contribution to the cost of a range of intervention and support programmes. This targeted support ensures that Pupil Premium children make the best possible progress.

Pupil Premium children are a very high priority and they are monitored termly with the Senior Leadership Team, Class Teachers and the Governing Body. We track the children’s progress at termly Pupil Progress Meetings, and this enables us to measure the impact of the funding we receive.  The actual cost of delivering high quality learning: additional teacher and teaching assistant support led interventions to enable children to reach their potential, costs significantly more than the Pupil Premium Grant provides.

The Pupil Premium Grant feeds into the school’s budget and is not ring fenced for individual children.  The school considers how to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant to different interventions and projects on a termly basis, following rigorous data analysis and careful consideration of the needs of the children within this group, in order to provide the greatest impact on attainment and to narrow the gap between those pupils and other pupils at the school.  

At Livingstone we understand that some eligible children have barriers to learning and for some eligible children these may be: Additional Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND); varying starting points in Nursery and Reception classes;  high mobility; English as an additional language and new to English; a high number of boys and a higher than national average deprivation indicator.  

For more details on the Pupil Premium Grant please visit http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

Attainment and progress of Pupil Premium Pupils

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