Pupil Premium

“Pupil premium has had a very positive effect on my children. The additional support has given them a real boost, they are now even more motivated and engaged in their school work.”

Parent of child in receipt of Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Berrywood Primary School

 

Ensuring that every child has the skills to become critical and creative thinkers, who willingly make a positive contribution, is paramount here at Berrywood Primary School. High expectations for all irrespective of gender, race, culture, or socio-economic background is embedded and further enhanced by ensuring the Pupil Premium is used to maximum effect.

Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to pupils who are one of the following: Looked After Pupils, pupils who are currently eligible for Free School Meals, pupils who are within a service family, those pupils who have received Free School Meals in the last six years (Ever 6 children).

Since April 2014, Pupil Premium Plus has come into effect whereby children adopted from care, or those children who have left care under Special Guardianship order since December 2005, also now receive funds. From April 2015, the allocated money for Pupil Premium Pupils is as follows: Children Looked After and those on Pupil Premium Plus receive £1900 a year, Military children £300 a year and all other Pupil Premium children receive £1320 a year. Pupils with Special Educational Needs, who are also pupil premium pupils, will therefore receive these funds, which will be used to maximise and benefit each pupil on an individual basis bespoke to meeting their needs.

Our key ethos and aims include:

 

  • Berrywood has a strategic pupil premium lead who is part of the Headship Team. They have developed a whole school approach, enabling all to be empowered and accountable for our Pupil Premium children.
  • Embedding improvements for these children are a priority for Berrywood; using the funding effectively to diminish the difference in progress and attainment between pupil premium pupils and non-pupil premium pupils.
  • Pupil premium funds are ring fenced to directly benefit pupil premium pupils. Although it is the schools decision on how to spend the money, we work closely with the families to identify and overcome barriers to their learning.
  • All expenditure is evaluated for its impact on attainment, progress, attendance, punctuality and wellbeing.
  • Pupil Premium is a key focus of teaching and learning as well as planning, monitoring and assessment.
  • Berrywood have a Pupil Premium governor who has direct involvement in the monitoring and evaluation of pupil premium provision, analysis and costings.
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