What is the Pupil Premium?
Introduced in 2011, the Pupil Premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Research showed that often, children who are entitled to Pupil Premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, less family support, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality compared to non-Pupil Premium children. The Pupil Premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates and their peers nationally.
How is Pupil Premium spent at Endike Academy?
- Extra one-to-one or small-group support for children within the classroom.
- Employing extra teaching assistants to work with classes.
- Running catch-up sessions before or after school, for example for children who need extra help with maths or literacy.
- Providing extra tuition for able children who receive the Pupil Premium, for example in preparation for SATs.
- Providing music lessons for children whose families would be unable to pay for them.
- Funding educational trips and visits.
- Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy.
At Endike Academy, we have chosen to spend our Pupil Premium money to support the following areas which we have identified as being barriers to success for our Pupil Premium children:
- To support pupils who have been identified with low self-esteem, resilience, social skills or poor well-being and mental health in addition to improving the attitudes of all learners towards themselves, others, learning and development.
- To continue to improve the attitudes and behaviour of pupil’s who are disadvantaged.
- To increase outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and diminish the difference between national outcomes.
- To improve punctuality and increase attendance.
- To extend children’s experiences and promote aspiration.
For full details of expenditure and evaluation of impact, please download the Pupil Premium documents.
Sports Premium Funding
The government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education and sport in primary schools. Schools can choose how they use the funding to best improve their sports provision, sport participation and attainment.
Details of how we plan to allocate the grant can be viewed by downloading the document.