Pupil Premium Funding
At Burton Salmon School we have the very highest expectations of, and aspirations for, all our pupils. Our Governing Body share our belief that every pupil should have equal opportunities to achieve the best possible life chances, and no child should be ‘left behind’. We share the drive to ensure that every pupil is given every opportunity to fulfil their potential.
We make every effort to ensure that disadvantaged pupils receive highly effective support and believe that our core role is ensuring that all pupils make the best possible progress, as a result of high quality teaching. The Department for Education (DfE) provides additional Pupil Premium Funding (PPF) to all schools based on the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and the number of children who are in the care of the local Authority (CLA). The aim of PPF is to support schools in raising the achievement of the most disadvantaged pupils.
In making provision for pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be ‘socially disadvantaged’. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding in ways which not only support those pupils for whom it is specified but also support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
We would actively encourage all eligible families to apply for free school meals even if you do not want your child to have a school lunch. The reason we do this is to ensure that our school and your children receive the maximum amount of funding possible.
For the year 2016/17 the school received £1320 per eligible pupil, amking a total PPF income of £10,560.
As a school, we recognise that it is not the funding itself that will improve achievement and attainment, but how it is used. The Department for Education (DfE) expects us to use PPF appropriately and to be accountable for the decisions we make.
At Burton Salmon School, through effective and rigorous planning, monitoring and controls, Governors ensure the efficient management of PPF and this leads to the effective deployment of staff and resources to the benefit of all groups of pupils. To support the effective use of this funding we produce an annual report detailing not only how PPF has been used but how we as a school have planned for and assessed its impact.
This document can be found here;