Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools and academies to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased. Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
KEY PRINCIPLES FOR USING PUPIL PREMIUM:
Utterby Primary Academy has a commitment to raise achievement for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and knows these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils. We are determined to achieve this.
We aim to create an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including; attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focusing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first-hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.
At Utterby Primary Academy we use assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are under achieving and the reasons why. We use data to carefully track the impact of any targeted spending (for example interventions) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
We ensure class teachers, phase leaders and subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the academy.
Our Governing Body is ambitious for pupils and closely monitors the academy’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.
Our tracking data shows us that our pupil premium children are closing the gaps in many areas.
PUPIL PREMIUM STRATEGY:
Please click on the Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018/19 below to see what specific areas we are focusing in on currently.