The Pupil Premium or disadvantaged pupils willprovide additional unding specifcally linked todisadvantaged pupils, with the primary objectiveo boosting their attainment… We will expectschools to account to parents or how it is used.
(page 81, White Paper)
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The Pupil Premium is or children who come romeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. The criterionor eligibility is those children who are currently eligibleor ree school meals (FSM). The government has stated that they will be looking into using a dierent, moreprecise measure or uture years, though this is not yetdecided. They also wish to extend the Pupil Premium to children who have previously been eligible or FSMas well as service and looked-ater children.
The government has not ringenced the unding.However, the money should be used to boost theattainment o those children to whom it is attached.You can choose how to spend it to get the most impactor your children. Many schools will use it or stangcosts, resources, or a combination o the two.
At the same time, we will seek to ocusmore frmly on how well disadvantagedpupils do, and make sure that schools areheld ully to account or using the PupilPremium to raise the achievement o eligiblechildren. So, we will report specifcally in theperormance tables on how well thoseeligible or the Pupil Premium do in the basicsat primary and secondary school
(Section 6.14 o White Paper)
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For 2011/12, the total Pupil Premium und is £625m.Each pupil who is eligible or FSM attracts a at rate o £430, regardless o where they live. By 2014, the totalPupil Premium und will be £2.5bn annually.
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The government has yet to release detailed inormationon how it wants reporting to be carried out. However, they will be reorming perormance tables to includeinormation on the attainment o children who areeligible or the premium.
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The government is especially keen to ensure that theneeds o the children in the bottom 20% are met:
We are particularly concerned about theprogress that the lowest-attaining 20 per cento pupils make at school
(p.69 White Paper).
There is a
high correlation between economicdeprivation and under-achievement
. TheInstitute or Financial Studies report states:
There are good reasons or the Government’spreerred measure or distributing thePupil Premium being eligibility or reeschool meals. It is highly correlated withlow educational attainment, easily observableand dicult to alsiy.
When they enter
KS2, children eligible for freeschool meals
are already signifcantly behind ageexpectations. They
need to make twice the rateof progress
as other children in order to catch up with their peers.
Data: Statistical frst release, Key Stage 1 Attainment by Pupil Characteristics in England, December 2009
To help you make the most of this additional funding, we have createda guide to support you. We have also asked our experts to share their top tips on raising attainment with you.
, co-oundero Catch Up Literacy and series editor o Rapid talks about how to breaking down thebarriers to literacy
, seniorlecturer in educationat the University o Leicester and author o Number Connectionsand Rapid Maths,covers helping childrensucceed in maths
, Directoro Catch Up coverswhat makes agood interventionprogramme
, SENCO talks about engagingparents in theirchildren’s learningand that dicultconversation
, SENCOshares how her schoolruns an eectiveintervention