Pupil Premium - Chirbury
Chirbury CE Primary School - Shropshire Hills Federation Pupil Premium Statement 2019/20
Total Pupil Premium and Early Years Pupil Premium Received for 2018/19 - £5280
The Government allocates additional funding to schools to support raising attainment for specific groups of children. These groups include children from low-income families; children eligible for free school meals; children who have a parent in the armed forces; and children who are in care and children post looked after children. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding. Each year we are obliged to issue a detailed statement of exactly how the funding has been spent and the impact that it has had in raising attainment for eligible children.
In the year 2018/19, only four children were eligible for Pupil Premium and no children were eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium. With such low numbers involved, we are most aware that in publishing very specific details, we may inadvertently identify the families to others, which would be completely unacceptable; complete confidentiality is vitally important in this matter. Therefore, governors have decided to publish the amounts of income received as specified, but to issue a general statement of how funding has been spent over time, along with the impact that it has had (see below). The exact expenditure and impact statement will be available at any time for inspection by the Local Authority, Ofsted and The Department for Education. We believe that in doing this, we support and protect children and families to the very best of our ability.
As we are an inclusive school, we frequently spend far in excess of the additional funding allocated to support vulnerable children, where we deem this necessary.
For the year 2019/20, we currently have five children in receipt of Pupil Premium. We have no children in receipt of Early Years Pupil Premium.
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Since the introduction of Pupil Premium we have used funding to overcome barriers to learning.
Examples of barriers identified include:
• The need for additional support for home learning and/or underachievement in the classroom
• Inability to take part in extra-curricular activities
• Where families need support with personal issues
• Low self-esteem of children and families
• Limited opportunities for enriching, life experiences
To address these needs we:
• Provide additional support in class and to complete home learning
• Provide addition learning resources for home use
• Provide free places for all clubs and extra-curricular activities
• Provide specialized counselling and parenting advice in a wide range of areas
• Provide a confidential student counsellor to advise children and raise self-esteem
• Provide free school uniform
• Provide free or part funded places for all visits and residential visits
The strategy that has been put in place to support children who receive additional funding has ensured that they are not disadvantaged in any way within school. Our own assessment data demonstrates that children make good progress because of this.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed at annually, by the governing body, where impact is carefully monitored. The next review will be at the full governing body meeting in October 2019.