Pupil Premium Funding
From 1st April 2011, the Government launched Pupil Premium funding. This money is delegated to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). From 1st April 2012 it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM at any point within the last 6 years.
Determining Pupil Premium Spending
Following attendance at Northamptonshire County Council’s Inclusion Conference 2014 where the National Pupil Premium Champion John Dunford was guest speaker, Farthinghoe School has ensured that when allocating Pupil Premium funding the advice set out in the following 10 step plan is considered.
The ten steps in this plan are:
Step 1. Set an ambition for what you want your school to achieve with PP funding.
Step 2. The process of decision-making on PP spending starts with an analysis of the barriers to learning for PP pupils.
Step 3. Decide on the desired outcomes of your PP spending.
Step 4. Against each desired outcome, identify success criteria.
Step 5. Evaluate the effectiveness and impact of your current PP strategies and change them if necessary.
Step 6. Research the evidence of what works best.
Step 7. Decide on the optimum range of strategies to be adopted.
Step 8. Staff training in depth.
Step 9. Monitor the progress of PP-eligible pupils frequently.
Step 10. Put an audit trail on the school website for PP spending.
Allocation of Pupil Premium Funding for 2015/16 Academic Year
We received a total of £7,150 of Pupil Premium Funding for the 2015/16 Academic Year.
Allocation of Pupil Premium Funding for 2016/17 Academic Year
For the 2016/17 Academic Year we expect to receive approximately £7,920 of Pupil Premium Funding.
Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016/17
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If your child does not currently have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family's income level, please visit the Northamptonshire County Council website for more information on how to claim. Even if you do not wish your child to have the meals; by confirming eligibility, the school can still claim Pupil Premium funding that will be used to help your child.