PUPIL PREMIUM POLICY
Middle Street Vision Statement
“Middle Street Primary
School is an inclusive school where children matter. It will be a learning
community for all fostering positive partnerships with parents and the
community. It will be a vibrant and caring school, where children are happy,
where diversity is valued and successes are celebrated.
All children will be
enabled to achieve through dynamic leadership, quality teaching, excellent
resources, and support for their individual needs”
targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our
We ensure that
teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
We ensure that
appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this
includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately
assessed and addressed .
In making provision
for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive
free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
We also recognise
that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for
free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to
support any pupil, or groups of pupils, the school has legitimately identified
as being socially disadvantaged. The greater proportion of any group, supported
through Pupil Premium funding, will be made up of FSM children.
funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify
priority classes, groups or individuals.
Limited funding and
resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in
receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
may consider the following range of provision for this group:
Reducing group sizes, thus improving opportunities for effective AfL
and accelerating progress.
Providing individual work with an experienced teacher assistant or
volunteer teacher, focussed
on overcoming gaps in learning.
teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors,
pastoral care or external agencies.
All our work through
the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress to move children
least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Communication, English
resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve L3 or L5.
Provision may not be
directed towards children who have funding from other sources.
will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or a delegated member of staff,
to include the following information in the annual data report for the
the progress made
towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
an outline of the
provision that was made since the last annual report.
an evaluation of the
cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving
a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.
the end of the academic year, the Governors of the school will ensure that there
annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used
to address the
issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
This task will be carried out
within the requirements published by the
Department for Education (TBC).
appeals against this policy will be through the governor’s complaints procedure.
Agreed by Governors 2012.