What is the pupil premium?
This grant, which is additional to the main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. At Mount Street Primary School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by targeted interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required.
Principles for using the Pupil Premium at Mount Street
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for the pupil who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that receiving a free school meal does not always mean a pupil is being socially disadvantaged
- We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil premium funding to support any pupil and groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
- The Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups and individuals.
- The pupil premium will be targeted using the following categories
- Learning and curriculum
- Social, emotional and behavioural needs
- Enrichment beyond the curriculum
- Families and communities
- Alternative learning pathways and curricula
- Limited funding and resources means that not all children entitled to the funding will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time (in other words, all entitled children will benefit but not necessarily all at the same time).
For further detail, please read the downloadable documents: