The Pupil Premium is funding that the school receives based on the number of children who are entitled to a free school meal (FSM). The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money to pupils from deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their peers. The purpose of the Pupil Premium money is to target support and strategies to narrow these attainment and progress gaps.
Main barriers to learning of the Pupil Premium children at Bardsey Primary School:
• Some of our PP children did not start their education at Bardsey and consequently did not have the benefit of consistency. It also meant those children had to develop relationships with their peers where those children starting with us in EYFS had already formed solid friendships and good social skills.
• For some of our PP children, they have delayed SEMH skills and attitudes which often have a negative impact to learning. We use our PP to support those children to help them develop those skills successfully.
• Three quarters of the children are on the SEN register or both and one quarter have outside agency involvement.
• Those children eligible for FSM due to financial strains could potentially miss out on the extracurricular activities that really enhance learning and help develop SEMH skills as well as providing a stimulating, inspiring and broad and balanced curriculum. PP funding is used to ensure those children do not miss out on those valuable experiences.
Please take a look at the spending plan and review below to see the impact of our most recent Pupil Premium plan: