'Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for pupils within their responsibility.
We know a good education is key to improving young people's life chances, to enable them to progress into adulthood with the skills and confidence for success. The Pupil Premium will provide schools with the resources with which to address inequalities in the system and raise the attainment of those pupils from low income families.'
Source: DfE website
The Pupil Premium at Normanton Junior Academy
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years.
At Normanton Junior Academy, the Pupil Premium allocation is £108,240 (2017-18). It is used strategically to ensure maximum impact on attainment by focusing on:
- improving the quality of teaching so that all pupils receive high quality provision;
- improving attendance throughout school, especially that of disadvantaged pupils;
- improving behaviour, so that all pupils and ready and highly motivated to learn;
- delivering excellent pastoral care, reducing the impact of any negative external factors on pupils' achievement; and
- interventions for pupils identified as requiring additional or different provision.
For information about the Pupil Premium school policy, visit our Policies page.