Pupil Premium is specific funding targeted at particular groups of pupils in order to provide additional support and resources to diminish attainment differences between these children are other groups nationally. School receives money for children who qualify for free school meals, or who have qualified for free school meals in the last six years. We also receive pupil premium for any children who are looked after.
The Staff and Governors of Wellington Primary School are committed to ensuring that provision is made which secures the learning and teaching opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils in order that they make maximum progress and reach their potential.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We acknowledge that not all pupils who qualify for FSM are at risk of underachieving academically. Provision for such pupils may take the form of academic or cultural enrichment.
Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
In 2017-18, our allocation is £248,160. This is being used to accelerate progress across the school through:
- providing additional teaching support, including giving identified children targeted support
- employing our Senior Inclusion Officer
- developing strategies to improve attendance
- providing additional speech and language therapy and educational psychology support as part of our early intervention offer
- developing our teaching of phonics
- developing Philosophy for Children (P4C)
- extending the wider curriculum and providing experiences that enrich curriculum understanding, develop resilience and provide meaningful opportunities for talk
- providing targeted therapeutic interventions and mentoring
These measures have had a positive impact on attainment and progress in all areas, but especially core subjects, across the school. Click here for more information on academic progress and our Key Stage 2 results.
It is the responsibility of the governors to explain pupil premium expenditure to parents in the form of an annual statement. There is no set format for the report of pupil premium.
Wellington Primary School will publish details of a report online annually. This report aims to detail information on how Pupil Premium has been used within school. This report will detail the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention that has been supported by the additional funding. Reports will also detail the progress made towards narrowing the gap and this will be supported by reported data and academic progress. Regular reports will be presented on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium to the Resources and Standards Committee of the Governing Body at Wellington Primary School.
Reporting to parents
Parents will be able to obtain information on the pupil premium via the school's website. This will be updated annually, through the links below.
Responsibility for reporting
The responsibility for the report will be allocated to the Headteacher and School Business Manager, supported by key providers of the school’s inclusion services. Senior staff will be asked to report on the intervention in place for key pupils and the impact that intervention has had.
Click on the links below to read the Pupil Premium Reports for each year: