The Pupil Premium Grant is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding to specifically benefit children who:
- Are entitled to Free School Meals
- Have at any point in the last 6 years been entitled to Free School Meals
- Are looked after children and have been in care for at least 6 months
- Are the children of current Service Personnel
- Are the children of Service Personnel at any point during the last 4 years.
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from lower income families. It is intended to enable schools to provide targeted support to help children reach their full potential. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Schools are required to publish this information on the school website.
The school has a proportion of children who are eligible for Pupil Premium. In 2021-2022, the school received £52,450 pupil premium funding, which was used to provide the respective children with appropriate support to make the expected progress in their learning. The additional support included one or more of the following:
- Ensuring quality first teaching is evident in all classes and continuously striving for further improvement.
- Provide additional support and interventions to pre-teach and or consolidate learning to support cognitive development.
- Support for families to access educational visits or residential trips to develop the wider social and interpersonal skills
- Working with the teacher or teaching assistant in class.
- Receiving extra support and intervention by the teacher or teaching assistant out of core lessons.
- Participation in other intervention programmes identified and organised by the SENCo e.g. spelling or reading programmes, social skills or friendship groups, or one to one tuition.
The respective children’s progress and attainment is tracked and monitored carefully to ensure they achieve their full potential.
Details regarding the allocation and spending of the Pupil Premium Grant at Austin Farm Academy in the 2021/2022 academic year and the impact that it had upon supporting pupils last year, can be viewed via the link below.
Please follow this link to apply for FSM.