What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Government to help schools diminish the difference between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers’. If a child has eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after (in public care) for at least 6 months, the school receives an amount per head within their budget to help support these children.
Pupil Premium at Berry Hill
The Pupil Premium strategy spending and interventions at Berry Hill supports the school’s vision to Equip, Embed and Enrich pupil’s learning. Our approach is tiered as recommended by the Education Endowment Fund. Teaching is the top priority, including professional development, training and support for early career teachers and recruitment and retention. Direct Targeted support for identified pupils is a key component of our developing and improving the Pupil Premium strategy. We also consider strategies that relate to non-academic factors, including improving attendance, behaviour, social and emotional support. Our spending is reviewed annually to ensure we address the current barriers faced by our pupils. Children can access support through needs analysis or referral.
Our school’s Children’s Champion is directly responsible for Pupil Premium, alongside supporting other vulnerable groups within school. Attendance and academic progress of Pupil Premium children is carefully monitored through in school tracking, and actions are taken to ensure all children’s talent is unlocked and their potential is fulfilled.
EEF June 2019
A full review of the school’s Pupil Premium strategy, spending and support takes place each year. This includes listening to the views of pupils, staff, parents and other identified stakeholders.
If you wish to make your views known, please contact the school office regarding this by the end of November.