Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to pupils who are one of the following: Children Looked After, children who are currently eligible for Free School Meals, children who are within a service family, those children who have received Free School Meals in the last six years (Ever 6 children). Since April 2014, Pupil Premium Plus has come into effect whereby children adopted from care, or those children who have left care under Special Guardianship order since December 2005, also now receive funds.
From April 2014, the allocated money for Pupil Premium Pupils is as follows:
- Children Looked After and those on Pupil Premium Plus receive £1900 a year,
- Military children £300 a year and all other Pupil Premium children receive £1300 a year.
Children with Special Educational Needs or a Disability, who are also pupil premium pupils, will therefore receive these funds, which will be used to maximise and benefit each child on an individual basis bespoke to meeting their needs.
Our key ethos and aims include
- Lark Hill adopts a whole school approach where all staff are accountable for our pupil premium children. It is also a key focus for SLT.
- We strive to ensure that there will be no gap in progress or attainment between pupil premium children and non-pupil premium children.
- Pupil premium funds will directly benefit and target pupil premium children, they will be specifically tailored to meet their individual and group needs
- Expenditure is evaluated using key performance indicators, including attendance, attainment, progress and punctuality.
- Pupil premium is a key focus of teaching and learning and plays a crucial part in planning, monitoring and assessment cycles within school.
- Direct involvement by all stakeholders including our Governors,
- Governors are to be fully involved in the monitoring and evaluation of the Pupil Premium interventions, analysis and costings.