Monitoring Impact of Pupil Premium Funding
The Governors regularly monitor the impact that the Pupil Premium Fund has on the children in our Full Governing Body Meetings, Financial Governor Committee Meetings (FSB) and Our Curriculum Committee Meetings (CPC). The FSB meet every half term and the CPC meet 4 times a year.
The Pupil Premium grant was introduced by the Government in April 2011 to provide additional support for looked after children and those from low income families. The extra funding is made available to help them narrow the attainment gap between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. From April 2012 the Pupil Premium grant was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.
The introduction of the Pupil Premium was particularly welcome at Holy Trinity where there has been a long standing commitment to ensuring disadvantaged pupils can be ‘the best they can be!’ (enshrined in the school’s mission statement).
This report deals specifically with our Pupil Premium funding. Pupil Premium funding however does not cover the costs of all of the school’s initiatives to support disadvantaged or vulnerable pupils. The school receives additional deprivation funding from the Local Authority as well as Pupil Premium which together fund our overall support for disadvantaged pupils.
As with all of our funding, the School, Head Teacher and Teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. The Department for Education indeed directs that it is for schools to decide how the money is spent, but that we must report annually as to the impact that this additional funding has had for our children.
The leadership of the school, including the governing body:
Ensure that all funds delegated to the school are used to provide the best possible outcomes for all children in the school