Pupil Premium Offer
At Sherdley, similarily to schools around the country, we receive a pot of money each year from the Government that is linked to the number of children who are or have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM), children who are currently in looked after care (LAC) or who previously been in looked after care (they may be apoted), as well as children whose parents are serving in the Armed Forces. The extra funding is targeted to improve the attainment of pupils who may be disadvantaged.
There is evidence and research that suggest children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally, not exclusively, face challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers.
The Pupil Premium Grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Schools get Pupil Premium Funding based on the number of pupils they have in January including Looked After Children (LAC), Previously LAC (Looked After Children) Free School Meals (Now and anytime in the past 6 years).
It is up to the school leaders how to spend the Pupil Premium. This is because school leaders are best placed to assess their pupils' needs and use the funding to improve attainment.
Evidence suggests that Pupil Premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following 3 areas below but focusing on teaching quality - investing in learning and development for teachers.
Mr Davies is our Assistant Head and school lead for Pupil Premium
Mrs Tilley is our school Pupil Premium Governor
Mrs Lakey is our Pupil Premium Ambassador
At Sherdley, we arrange training and professional development for all of our staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for our pupils.
Our Pupil Premium strategy highlights academic areas that we will address and work to improve at Sherdly.
At Sherdley, we aim to help:
- improve pupils' confidence and resilience
- encourage pupils to be more aspirational
- benefit non-eligible pupils
Non- Eligible Pupils
Schools can spend their Pupil Premium on pupils who do not meet the eligibility criteria but need extra support.
Schools can use the Pupil Premium to support other pupils, for example, if they:
- are in contact with a social worker
- used to be in contact with a social worker
- are acting as a carer
Schools must show how they are using their Pupil Premium effectively by:
- publishing an online statement
- through inspections by Ofsted.
- through published performances