What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a funding allocated to schools by the Department of Education to increase social mobility and reduce the gap in performance between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Its purpose is to raise attainment, accelerate progress and fulfil the achievement potential of all children. Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged pupil and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible pupils. It is up to schools to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium funding because they are best placed to assess what additional educational provision should be put in place to ensure maximum progress for all the children within their care. All schools will be held accountable for how they have used the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had on the children’s learning.
Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Pupil Premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units. To find out more about the support the Department for Education offers children and young adults, click here.
Vision and Values
At Goldfield our ethos and curriculum are based upon the values and principles of learning, through ‘Building Learning Power (BLP)’ we aspire to engage and motivate pupils. Each child is an individual, teaching and learning are tailored to meet the needs of individuals so that all children can grow, learn, and flourish.
It is our goal to build close relationships, taking each child from their starting point, leading them through their learning journey in partnership with parents to make the very best progress they can. Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils is part of our commitment to help all pupils achieve their full potential.
We aim for:
- All children to enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects;
- All children to benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad, balanced and creative curriculum underpinned by a focus upon wellbeing and resilience;
- All children to be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives
Pupil Premium Strategy at Goldfield Infants’ and Nursery School
Pupil Premium funding at Goldfield is used primarily to accelerate the progress for eligible children, through the planning and delivery of a range of enhanced and personalised learning experiences and interventions. We regularly review our Pupil Premium initiatives to ensure they are having a positive impact. Each year we plan priorities for this year’s expenditure based on the cohort of eligible children.
Accessing the Pupil Premium Funding
Funding is allocated to the school based on an annual basis. It is important that if you think your child is eligible for pupil premium support, you must contact the school office.