Supporting Learning & Pupil Premium
What is Pupil Premium funding?
Pupil Premium money is provided to support the raising of attainment of children who are eligible for free school meals or are in particular circumstances (e.g. children whose parents are serving in the armed forces, looked after and adopted children).
We value the development of the whole child in determining how the money is spent and are working to close the gap in attainment.
We are constantly seeking to make the best use of this special funding for the benefit of the children and are keen to use best practice and research in order to maximise opportunities.
Why is this important?
We fund activities, equipment and teaching support to increase the children’s learning potential by helping to develop their social and emotional skills thus increasing confidence and self-esteem as well as developing specific academic, physical, artistic or musical skills.
What is the funding used for?
For a breakdown of Pupil Premium funding over the last academic year (2019/20) and how we are spending this fund for our current year 2020/21 click on the icon below.
Each year the amount of money allocated to Burrington Church of England Primary School is determined by the number of children who are either currently in receipt of free school meals (not universal infant free school meals) or have been at any point in the last six years (even if not currently in receipt of them). Alternatively, they may have been adopted or in care, or a parent may have recently or is currently serving in the armed forces.
This money is allocated to positively impact on the children’s educational attainment .
At Burrington we use it in a variety of ways based on educational research on what has the greatest impact.
Here are some things we have done in the past:.
(For precise details of current spend please see the document below)
- School trips and visits, swimming lessons, membership of clubs, Music lessons
- Learning Mentor or Teaching Assistant support.
- Funding of pre-teaching groups in Maths or Literacy,
- 1:1 additional tuition across reading, writing and maths.
- Numeracy, literacy or other subject area resources
- Working directly with children and their families on attendance and well-being