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Pupil Premium

During the last 18 months, your families circumstances may have changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  There has been and will continue to be some uncertainty around job retention.  We are asking that ALL parents spend 10 minutes filling in the form on the below link. You may not currently qualify for a Pupil Premium Grant which will go to support you and your child(ren) while they are at Benhall Infant School but If you apply and your circumstances change in the future, this should automatically be granted without you having to reapply.

It really does only take 10 minutes and all you need is your National Insurance Number.

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/school-transport-and-free-school-meals/apply-for-free-school-meals/

What is Pupil Premium?

The government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. The indicators of need are pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and the children of parents in the armed forces.  The grant is a fixed amount of money for schools per eligible pupil.

How is the money allocated?

  • Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals are allocated £1,345
  • Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority are allocated £2,300 
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order are allocated £2,300
  • Service children - Pupils in year groups Reception to Year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence are allocated £300

Who has responsibility for how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent?

The school has overall responsibility in how the grant is spent.  They must ensure that the spending is visible through the budget and accounting systems used by the school.

The Pupil Premium Coordinator is the appointed member of staff who becomes the custodian of The Pupil Grant to ensure that the spending impacts the children in receipt of the grant.  Schools must report on how much money the school received, how it was spent and the impact the spending had. 

Pupil Premium Lead -   

Hazel Everett - senco@benhall.gloucs.sch.uk

Governor for Pupil Premium - Mrs Judith Price

Accounts - Penny Morrell

What will the school use the Pupil Premium Grant for?

The specifics on how we spend the money is dependent on the individual needs of the child.  Our desired outcomes are:

  • Improve the learning attitude of pupils in the school
  • Increase the pedagogical knowledge and understanding of teachers and support staff
  • Increase access  to a wide range of activities, trips and extra-curricular clubs
  • Diminish the difference in attainment between pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant and their peers

How will the school know what impact the Pupil Premium Grant has?

Use of the Pupil Premium Grant can be requested by any member of the school staff and/or the child's parents.  The request is submitted to the Pupil Premium Co-ordinator and must include one of the desired outcomes and the proposed benefit for the child in receipt of pupil premium.  The Pupil Premium Coordinator will consider and approve the request if it is felt to be in the best interests of the child.  An agreed review date will be set when the following success criteria will be used to measure the impact of the spending:

Desired Outcomes:

  • Pupils make progress in the targeted subject area
  • Pupils are attending school, settle well and participate in all lessons
  • Pupils are working at a good level of development/national expectation
  • Pupils have enhanced self-esteem throughout their day
  • Pupils attend all school trips and enrichment activities
  • Pupils attend at least one block of a chosen after school club over a short term period

In previous years pupils in receipt of the pupil premium grant achieved the following outcomes as a result of the pupil premium spending outlined above.

  • Pupils made expected or better progress in Reading, Writing and Maths based on their starting points.
  • Pupils accessed at least one after school enrichment activity each term.
  • Pupils accessed all trips and class based enrichment activities across the year.
  • Pupils' attendance increased.

I'm not sure if my child is eligible for Pupil Premium

Your query about whether your child is eligible will be treated in the strictest confidence and without judgement.  Make an appointment to meet with the Headteacher (Miss Nicky Morris) or Inclusion Co-ordinator (Hazel Everett) who will be happy to go through the application process with you.