Pupil Premium is funding that we receive from the Government. It is additional to our main school funding and is used to address potential underlying inequalities between forces children and those who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by making sure that this extra funding reaches the children who need it most.
Ruskington Chestnut Street Church of England primary receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals (FSM) or who has been entitled over the last five years, and for any Looked After Children.
School also receives funding for pupils who have parents that are in the Armed Forces and have registered this with the School.
This funding is allocated in accordance with the identified needs of the pupils and is used to provide:
Effective feedback on pupils’ performance. This means that we trained our teaching staff
to use marking and verbal feedback to children in a way that helped them understand
what they had learned and what they needed to do next.
Development of peer feedback and support. We trained the teaching staff to support children to be able to give each other constructive feedback on their work. We also introduced the practice of peer assessment and feedback for pupils.
Resources. A range of resources have been bought to help support pupils to make the best possible progress.
Intervention. Additional individual or small group tuition programmes for those children who need a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential; for example small group reading, writing or maths tuition.
How do we know if this is making a difference. We track the progress of all of our pupils in school on a termly basis and we compare children according to different characteristics including FSM. The DFE also publish our results in a report called RAISE online which analyses our school data.