Pupil Premium at Okeford Fitzpaine School
We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.
Background to Pupil Premium Funding
The pupil premium is a reasonably new government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period.
Money has been ring-fenced and used to benefit all pupil premium pupils. We have established clear lines of responsibility and report the use back to the Finance Committee.
At Okeford we have tried to:
· ensure that spending is directly linked to gaps in attainment shown on the schools tracking system.
· make sure interventions are directly linked to this.
· make sure that there is at least good teaching on a day to day basis.
· evaluate the intereventions and judge the impact they are having.
All staff are aware of the areas for development in the school in terms of subjects, year groups and they know which children to focus on. Money is to benefit all pupil premium children and ensures higher ability children are making the progress they should be making.