What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.
It’s allocated for schools to:
- improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
- close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country
Aureus Primary School Pupil Premium Vision
As a school we believe that all pupils have an entitlement to achieve their maximum potential regardless of their circumstances. We will provide opportunities to break through barriers, increase resilience and ensure that every child in our care is inspired to have aspirations not bound by their societal background. Additionally, inclusion is at the heart of all we do; as the leadership of the school we will ensure that all resources are effectively deployed to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed. This is achieved through the early identification of barriers to learning; identifying why children are not achieving their potential and then putting in compensatory measures to support the child.
Our school's Pupil Premium vision puts children at the centre of the learning process, this is achieved through our bespoke STEAM curriculum which focuses on developing the skills necessary to work in the high-technology industries of our locality. We are also very keen to ensure the involvement of all stakeholders, including parents. We are aware that our school cannot effectively close learning gaps in isolation. We are determined to engage with families in supporting them and providing the necessary environment from which children can grow and develop.
We are keenly aware that as a school our provision for disadvantage children must be of the highest quality; at the forefront of that effort must be outstanding classroom teaching and learning, without which few disadvantage children would succeed. We therefore firmly believe, as a necessity, that our provision to our disadvantaged children must be first and foremost a whole school approach and provision. Our high-quality teaching offer is dedicated to ensuring every child in the class has not only the opportunity, but the expectation to achieve highly and experience success. Furthermore, this investment in high-quality teaching is manifest in an investment in a senior leadership structure which is designed to ensure a coherent vision and vehicle for the provision of disadvantaged children, through a vast and specialised range of expertise. This expertise can be drawn on and unquestionably compliments the provision of teachers in the whole class learning environment.
How does it work?
Aureus Primary School receives funding for each disadvantaged pupil and uses the funding flexibly, in the best interests of each eligible pupil. GLF leaders draw upon an evidence-based approach to apply a ‘tiered’ approach to delivering their pupil premium strategy.
Tier 1: Improving Teaching
- Schools arrange training and professional development for all their staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.
Tier 2: Academic support
Schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to buy extra help.
Tier 3: Wider approaches
This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as:
- school breakfast clubs
- music lessons for disadvantaged pupils
- help with the cost of educational trips or visits
- speech and language therapy
Schools may find using the pupil premium in this way helps to:
- increase pupils’ confidence and resilience
- encourage pupils to be more aspirational
- benefit non-eligible pupils
A longer term strategy
Aureus Primary School takes a longer view of the support the grant provides. Leaders plan the use of the grant to support children as they pass through the whole school to the next stage of their education/destination. We do this by aligning our pupil premium strategy with our wider school improvement planning.
GLF’s aspiration for all children to Grow, Learn, and Flourish
All GLF Schools are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience. Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils is part of our commitment to help all pupils achieve their full potential.
We aim for:
- All children to enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects;
- All children to benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school;
- All children to be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives
Accessing the Pupil Premium funding at Aureus Primary School
Funding is allocated to the school based on an annual basis. It is important that if you think your child is eligible for pupil premium support, you must contact the school office for more information. Individual requests for financial support for school-based activities are considered by the Head teacher. Requests can be made via the school office. Important: To find out more information on whether you are eligible for Free School Meals, please click here.