Pupil Premium at Locks Heath Junior School
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil Premium funding is available to:
- Local Authority maintained schools, including special school and pupil referral units.
- Voluntary-sector alternative provision with local authority agreement
- Special schools not maintained by the local authority (NMSS)
- Academies and free schools, including special and AP academies
Pupil Premium, using additional resources from outside the School’s Budget, is intended to address the current inequalities by ensuring funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
What are the main barriers to learning faced by children receiving Pupil Premium in our school?
At Locks Heath Junior School children are viewed as individuals and care is taken to ensure that staff develop a detailed and accurate understanding of each child's needs. Barriers to learning can include a language deficit, irregular attendance, social and emotional needs and a fixed mind-set to learning.
How do we spend Pupil Premium funding to address these barriers?
As a school we regularly review updates from the Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Foundation with regards to the most effective and efficient strategies to support children in receipt of pupil premium fund. We recognise the importance of all children receiving quality first teaching and therefore invest a sizeable proportion of our fund on continuous professional development of teachers and support staff to carry out class-based and specialist roles. In order to support children with overcoming social and emotional barriers to learning, we invest heavily in staff and programmes to develop children's resilience, reduce anxieties and develop self-regulation strategies. A lesser proportion of the spend is allocated to supporting families secure good school attendance. More details can be found in the Pupil Premium document below.
How do we assess the impact pupil premium has on eligible pupils?
We use various measures to assess the impact of pupil premium spend. These include end of key stage 2 assessment data, Hampshire Assessment Model assessment data, Boxall profiles, standardised scores and behaviour and assessment information. More details can be found in the Pupil Premium document below.
When is the next Pupil Premium strategy review?
School leaders continuously review actions taken to achieve outcomes identified on the strategy. A formal review will take place in September 2024 with the updated Pupil Premium Strategy published on the website no later than December 31st 2024.