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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Purpose

The government has provided schools with Pupil Premium funding (additional funding to the main school funding) to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers.

 

Accountability

The government allows individual schools to decide how to use the Pupil Premium funding. The school is held accountable as to how its funding is used through:

  • national performance data which compares disadvantaged pupils with their peers
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those pupils who receive Pupil Premium funding
  • the new reports for parents that schools publish online (website)

 

Funding

In most cases the Pupil Premium funding is paid directly to the school, allocated for every pupil who receives a free school meal (and has received free school meals in the last six years).

Manor Leas Junior Academy has been allocated £88,000 for the 2019/2020 financial year.  The school received £88,000 for the previous year 2018/2019.  The allocations can be found in the document below.

 

Guiding principles for the allocation of resources at Manor Leas Junior Academy

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.
  • Pupil funding will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. This means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions or support at one time.

 

From 2020/2021 we will be looking at a 3 year strategy to move away from “time-consuming” full annual reviews. Instead we will look at a  “multi-year approach”, such as one review covering a three-year period, with “light touch” annual reviews. Thus following the DFE’s directive which would help schools take a longer view of the support the grant would provide and “align their plan with the wider school improvement strategy”.

You can see how we have chosen to spend our allocations: for the current year (2019/20) in Section 5 of the document below. Allocations for the previous year (2018/19) can be found in Section 6.

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