The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.
- The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
- The level of the premium is £1345 per pupil (Nov 21) for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months or were previously looked after (£2345).
- Eligibility for the Pupil Premium is extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. At Broadfields, there are 195 children eligible.
- At Broadfields, we have used the funding to provide -
- a Number Counts Teacher,
- Two Tuition Partners
- School led tutoring
- small group teaching and 1 to 1 tuition in English and Maths
- a range of trained support staff to implement key interventions which fit the specific needs of our children such as Wave 3 FFT, 15 minutes a day reading, Boosting Reading Potential, Tracks Reading and Spelling Success @ Arithmetic and First Class at Number
- Mental Health trained Wellbeing team
- a Learning Mentor to work with more vulnerable pupils
- Broadening Minds enrichment activities
subsidisedschool trips for eligible pupils (both day and residential)
- half price uniform for eligible pupils
The ISDR shows the impact of the pupil premium spending at Broadfields.