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The ‘Pupil Premium’ is a recent government initiative that targets extra money to enhance the support and opportunities for pupils from disadvantaged or deprived backgrounds who, research shows, underachieve as compared to their peers.
This premium, which specifically targets low-income families (as defined by FSM eligibility) and Looked After Children (LAC), is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their full potential.
Since April 2011, the ‘Pupil Premium’ has provided targeted school funding for disadvantaged pupils
£1320 primary-aged pupils
£1900 for all looked-after chn & adopted chn
All members of Oakfield staff and governors are responsible for and wholly committed to meeting the pastoral, social and academic needs of EVERY child, within a caring environment.
This is central to the school’s ethos, in supporting the aspiration, enrichment and opportunities for each and every individual within our whole school community. As with every child in our care, a child who is deemed to be “socially disadvantaged” is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his or her true potential, irrespective of need.
The governors recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM. Therefore, the governors reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium to support any pupil or group of pupils that the school has legitimately recognised as being socially disadvantaged.
Termly ‘Pupil Progress Meetings’ ensure a shared responsibility and accountability for the rigorous tracking and assessing of every pupil’s progress, with a particular focus on those who are entitled to FSM.
This includes monitoring the impact of interventions and additional targeted support in learning, as well as the monitoring of children’s social and emotional development, where nurture groups support children in removing their barriers to learning. The impact of such outcomes are reported regularly to the governing body in the Head Teacher’s Reports to governors.
Please see below for our 2019-2020 Pupil Premium Strategy and our 2018-2019 Pupil Premium Strategy Review. Please note that our Pupil Premium Allocation 2020-2021 will be reviewed at our next Local Governing Body meeting and will appear on the website shortly.