The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.  The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years.  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.  Where there are 10 or more children eligible for pupil premium on roll the school is required to publicise the impact on the School Website. We refer to the following document: "Supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils: articulating success and good practice" which was published in November 2015 to support our decisions on the use of Pupil Premium funding.

The DfE has given us the freedom to use the Pupil Premium as we see fit, based on our knowledge of our pupils' needs. "It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to school is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility." - Source: DfE website

For more details on the pupil premium please visit the DfE website, click the link below:

Principles

We organise teaching and learning at Ightham in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way.

We ensure that the appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that social disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.

We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals.

We allocate pupil Premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making better progress.

We will allocate Pupil Premium funding after needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals.

Disadvantaged PupilsPupil premium per child
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM£1,320
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority£2,300
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order£2,300
Service Children
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence£300

Pupil Premium Strategy

2019-2020

Total Grant: £6250

Good and outstanding teaching at Ightham Primary School is crucial to the progress and attainment made by all pupils, particularly those children who are Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium supports high quality teaching, narrowing attainment gaps by strong leadership, a culture of high expectations and targeted, effective interventions.

  • Dyslexic support teacher
  • Dyslexic assessments
  • Councelling for emotional wellbeing (Fegans)
  • 1:1 TA interventions and small group interventions
  • Educational extracurricular clubs

2018-2019

Total Grant: £10,860

  • Dyslexic support teacher
  • Dyslexic assessments
  • Councelling for emotional wellbeing (Fegans)
  • Educational visits
  • Small group interventions
  • 1:1 TA interventions
  • Educational extracurricular clubs