Greenfields is fortunate to be eligible for Pupil Premium funding from the Government. This is money which is sent directly to schools according to the number of children who are eligible for Free School Meals. The Pupil Premium allocation for Greenfields for the financial year 2018-19 was £132,000. The Pupil Premium allocation for 2019-20 is £114,500.
The funding has enabled the school to provide a lot of learning opportunities which it wouldn't otherwise have been able to provide.
When deciding how to spend the Pupil Premium funding, it is important that we look at the potential barriers to learning faced by Pupil Premium pupils in the context of our school.
The school is clear that the main barriers to learning for children from disadvantaged backgrounds are related to a lack of opportunities and experiences which contribute to a child's attainment. The PP funding is used to support a wide variety of opportunities for the children which the school would otherwise be unable to fund. The funding is also used for specific support and intervention for targeted pupils who are in danger of not reaching the expected level in their learning.
Not all children eligible for PP funding underachieve, but for those who do, the reasons are varied and could include limited support at home, social and emotional difficulties due to complex family situations or attendance and punctuality difficulties.
Our key objectives in using the PP funding are to:
• Ensure all PP children of all abilities achieve their full potential.
• Narrow the attainment and achievement gap between those entitled to Pupil Premium and those not.
Historically pupils at Greenfields Community School achieve and attain well, often at levels much higher than those expected nationally. For more information on the progress and attainment of children within the school, including those pupils who may be eligible for PP funding, please see the 'Exam and Assessment Results' section under the 'Key Information' section of this website or follow the following link :
We will ensure that:
• A high profile is given to Pupil Premium Pupils
• All staff are accountable for the progress of Pupil Premium children
• The HT and DH will track and monitor PP achievement
• A designated Governor is allocated to review impact of the PP Grant
Our funding priorities for 2019-20 fall into 4 key areas:
1. Learning and the Curriculum
2. Parents and Families
3. Social and Emotional Support
4. Enrichment within and beyond the curriculum
Learning and the Curriculum
• Teacher and TA led interventions including Support and Intervention teaching in literacy and numeracy to those PP children who may be falling behind the expected level.
• 1:1 and small group tutoring including after-school Booster sessions
Parents and Families
• Parent Support Work
• Improving attendance and punctuality
• Breakfast and After School Clubs
Social and Emotional Support
• Learning Mentors
Enrichment Within and Beyond the Curriculum
• Enriched curriculum opportunities - music teacher, gardening teacher and Forest Schools teachers
• Breakfast and After School Clubs
• Access to a wide variety of clubs in and out of school
Impact is measured through:
• Standards and progress
• Attendance and punctuality
• Incidents of behaviour
• Participation in enrichment activities including: visits, residential, clubs, sport and music lessons.
The effectiveness of the school's Pupil Premium allocation and how it is spent is measured by the attainment of children at the end of Year 6 through SATs tests. A detailed analysis of the attainment and progress of children entitled to the Pupil Premium is included within the school's assessment portfolio. References are also included within the school's 'Analyse School Performance' information.
This policy is reviewed annually at the end of each academic year so the next review will be held in July 2020.