Pupil premium is additional funding for public funded schools in England with the objective of supporting specific groups of children who may be vulnerable to underachievement by raising their attainment, thus closing the gap between them and their peers.
It is allocated to schools to work with pupils who are registered for Free School Meals (FSM) or have been registered for them at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Children who are currently looked after (CLA) or have been adopted (Post CLA) are also allocated a premium. Children who are recorded as a Service Child or those who are in receipt of a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and the War Pensions Scheme will also receive additional funding.
Pupil premium funding is allocated directly to schools and is clearly identifiable as a budget within its own right. It is for individual schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. All schools are then held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support these pupils and are required to report on the amount of funding received and how it is being used.
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At Triangle we are committed to Inclusion; the pupils are at the heart of everything that we do. Every individual should have their needs met within a safe, accessible and caring environment.
We believe that the journey through school life should be enjoyable, memorable and valuable. We strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all that is inclusive and engaging so that regardless of need individuals thrive and achieve their potential. The curriculum is inspiring, creative and progressive; a rich blend that provides the children within our care with a good knowledge and understanding base, as well as a strong skill set. We endeavour to meet the needs of all our pupils and ensure that they have access to the best possible curriculum, activities, enrichment opportunities and environment that we can provide. We believe in achievement by all and will continue to strive to ensure that all children make good progress. Our pastoral care and rigorous monitoring and tracking of all pupils helps us to identify any pupils who are at risk of not making sufficient progress. Information from these systems help us to plan and implement appropriate intervention strategies.
Our core values of friendship, trust, courage, forgiveness and compassion form the heart of our provision. We are proud of our inclusive and nurturing approach. We celebrate strengths and the things that make us unique, whilst identifying and targeting areas to improve.
Positive learning behaviours are encouraged and promoted to enable pupils to get the best out of each and every day. We promote high expectations and aspirations from all individuals. Everyone is encouraged to contribute positively – to our school, the local community and beyond. We believe that this combination enables pupils to succeed now, in the next phase of their learning and for future success. Our goal is for individuals to be all-rounded, life-long learners.
- The pupil premium grant (PPG) will be used to provide additional educational support to close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers, to enable them to strive for their potential in an engaging environment. Where these pupils are ahead the money will be used to further their progress and attainment.
- The PPG will be used to provide additional pastoral support to develop personal, emotional and social skills, as well as encouraging them to develop a sense of identity, self-awareness, confidence and compassion.
- As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium (PP) and other groups.
- To make reasonable adjustments and provide appropriate resources, provision and/or support to enable access to the curriculum and participation in all aspects of school life
- To work in partnership with the parents of pupils to collectively ensure pupils’ success. Ensuring that parents/carers have a clear understanding of how the school supports their child and their own involvement in this.
Our pupil premium policy, written in conjunction with parents, school staff, the Inclusion Manager, Headteacher and Inclusion Governor has been agreed by our Governing Body. This guides the use of funds and ensures that it represents value for money. Please click on the link to view the document. Triangle C of E Pupil Premium Policy
Robust tracking of pupil achievement is in place to identify pupils who attainment and progress throughout their time with us. Effective systems are in place to monitor and assess the pupils within our care.
Triangle C of E Pupil Premium Strategy
This document contains information on our identified barriers, priorities and expenditure for 2021-2024, a three year plan. It also contains our pupil premium mid-point reviews.
Funding and Percentage of pupils on roll in receipt of pupil premium funding
How do I know if my child should get free school meals?
Children can get free school meals, if their parents or guardians get:
- Universal Credit – your net earned income must be less than £7,400.
- Income Support.
- Job Seeker’s Allowance (income based).
- Employment and Support Allowance.
- Child Tax Credit. (With an annual income of less than £16,190. As assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.)
- Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit.
- Support payments under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
- Working Tax Credit Run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
- If you get Working Tax Credit, your child(ren) are not entitled to free school meals.
If you think your child is entitled to free school meals please download the form from Calderdale’s Website (link below)
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal automatically. If the above is/are applicable to your family and your child is in one of these year groups it is still important to register as they will then access the additional funding for provision, resources and experiences. In addition this money will continue to enhance your child’s learning for six years after the above criteria ceases to be met.
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To view the National Performance Tables please follow the link below: