What is Pupil Premium? The National Picture.
Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and those children in local authority care. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds.
Where does the money come from?
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (not universal infant free school meals), whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and children who have been looked after in local authority care continuously for more than six months.
At Fairfields School
We are committed to personalised learning around the holistic needs of each pupil. We aim to ensure that there is provision that supports progress towards the aspirational outcomes identified in the Education Health and Care Plans/Statement for each pupil.
Provision is in place to support progress in the following areas:
- Personal Development and Behaviour
- Independence Skills
- Communication Skills
- Cognition and Learning
- Movement and Mobility
- Social Interaction
What is Primary School PE and Sports Grant Funding?
The school has received Department for Education PE and Sports Grant Funding in the amount of £16,970 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Physical Development and Physical Education are fundamental parts of our curriculum offer. The role of the funding is to support initiatives beyond our core curricular offer.
We have utilised the funding to contribute to the following specific areas:
- Extending sporting opportunities through festivals and competition
- Specialist coaching related to our complexity of need
- Staff development and training
The use of the funding in line with DfE Guidelines, and impact of this funding, is monitored through the Excellence and Enjoyment Governing Body Committee.