Pupil Premium is a government funding allowance which is additional to main school funding. It was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to support children who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, for children who are looked after by the Local Authority or adopted and children who have parents in the armed forces.
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At Westways we recognise that where pupil premium funding is carefully targeted this will have a positive impact on attainment gaps for disadvantaged children. The governors and school leaders aim to reduce the attainment gap to zero by engaging with children and families and providing the best possible opportunities for children. Our strategy is to ensure the highest expectations of disadvantaged pupils as this is key in helping remove attainment gaps.
Our approach at Westways includes:
- Identifying pupils who receive pupil premium and are working below the level of their peers. Providing appropriate support to overcome barriers and improve outcomes.
- Where pupils are experiencing social, emotional or psychological barriers to learning we investigate and look to find the best way to support them.
- There are pupils who receive pupil premium who are attaining well , at the same level or higher than their peers. We recognise the need to provide additional support or fund opportunities to improve and enhance their experience.
Westways pupil premium planning for 2018/19 continues to focus on:
- Maintaining the highest expectations of disadvantaged pupils
- Improving outcomes in English and maths
- Providing additional opportunities for children who might not otherwise access enrichment opportunities
- Improving attendance and engagement
Closely monitoring the progress and attainment of eligible pupils
Pupil Premium 2017/2018
In 2017/18 94 of our children were eligible for Pupil Premium, providing a total of £124,040 of Pupil Premium funding.
To find out more information on whether your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium please click on the following link: FSM Eligibility
An analysis of the effectiveness of expenditure for 2017/18 and how we have planned to use the Pupil Premium to offer additional support can be found here: Expenditure Report 2017-18. Click here for 2017/18 Evaluation Summary.
Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium Funding that may be used to help your child.
If you have any questions or would like to talk more about Pupil Premium at Westways please contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Wendy Scott or alternatively please email using firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Received 2017/2018
|Total number of pupils on roll – September 2017||631|
|Total number of pupils eligible for PPG||94 pupils from F1 to Y6|
|Total amount of PPG received (April 2017- March 2018)||£124040|
Reporting on PPG for previous years
Measuring the Impact of PPG Spending
The school will evaluate the impact on each pupil at the end of each term. Evaluation will focus on academic progress and how children’s self-confidence has developed as a consequence of the intervention.