Pupil Premium Policy
At Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy it is our aim to provide a happy, safe and caring environment where all children can develop an enthusiastic approach to learning. It is vitally important to ensure all children have an equal opportunity to reach their full potential both academically and socially. They also need to be encouraged to foster skills towards working independently and conscientiously.
“Pupil Premium” is funding that is allocated to schools for :
The funding is used by schools to help close the attainment gap between these children and their peers. Schools are expected to identify the needs of the eligible children and use the funding to support their individual learning needs. At Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy we will be using the indicator of those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children to ‘close the gap’ regarding attainment.
Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy’s Utilisation of Pupil Premium
We ensure that each child receives quality-first teaching and learning experiences as well as tailoring interventions to the specific needs of the pupils. Through assessment analysis, observations and discussions we gain in-depth knowledge about individual children and are able to provide a wide variety of provisions that encompass social, emotional and academic development. However, we recognise that not all children from low-income families or children who are looked after will be socially, emotionally or academically disadvantaged, nor will all children that are vulnerable or socially disadvantaged be registered or qualify for free school meals.
All teachers and staff are aware of the children who access Pupil Premium, their areas of need and the interventions and provisions they are receiving. All children with access to Pupil Premium have monthly targets set by their teachers which allows for a key focus for the month. These targets are monitored on a weekly basis. The Senior Leadership Team and teachers will continue to gather and analyse the Pupil Premium data at assessment points throughout the year. This will enable teachers to plan appropriately and carefully track children’s successes. We feel it is essential to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any children or groups of children which the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged or are in need of a specific type of provision.
Impact on Attainment at Chalfont St Peter Church of England Academy
The attainment and progress of all children eligible for pupil premium is closely monitored. Given the small number of pupils eligible for receipt of Pupil Premium in the interests of maintaining confidentiality we do not publish specific impacts. Further information is available on request to the Headteacher.
Summary of how we address barriers