Pupil Premium September 2020 at Sacks Morasha JPS
Purpose of Pupil Premium
Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.
Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:
- generally, face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
- often do not perform as well as their peers
The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.
Eligibility and funding
Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils they have in January each year from the following groups.
The government has announced that pupil premium and service premium rates will increase in line with inflation for the financial year 2020 to 2021 in April 2020.
Schools get £1,320 for every primary age pupil, or £935 for every secondary age pupil, who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
From April 2020 the new rates will be:
- £1,345 per primary-aged pupil
- £955 per secondary-aged pupil
Looked-after and previously looked-after children
Schools get £2,300 for every pupil who has left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
Local authorities get the same amount for each child they are looking after; they must work with the school to decide how the money is used to support the child’s Personal Education Plan.
From April 2020, the new rate will be £2,345 per eligible pupil.
The service premium is not part of the pupil premium as the rules to attract the service premium are different.
Schools get £300 for every pupil with a parent who:
- is serving in HM Forces
- has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence
This funding is to help with pastoral support.
From April 2020 the new service premium rate will be £310 per head.
At Sacks Morasha we currently have one Pupil Premium child and one child who is entitled to Service Premium. Pupil Premium funding is reviewed on an annual basis every September. It is the Head teacher’s responsibility as well as the Governors to ensure these children are able to make progress and develop both academically and socially.
We acknowledge that some of our children’s learning and progress has been significantly disrupted during this year due to Covid-19. We wish to provide the necessary support and encouragement to make sure all our children including those from more disadvantaged families are able to adapt and settle back into school life. Our aim is to make sure that no child at Sacks Morasha is adversely affected because of the pandemic and we have put into place an extensive programme of wellbeing measures, one to one teaching and support to provide support to those children who require it.
Barriers to Learning for Pupil Premium/more disadvantaged pupils at Sacks Morasha
- Lack of readiness for learning and engagement
- Low Aspirations of entire family
- No connection with school or community
Pupil Premium Impact July 19
No external data for 2019/2020 due to Covid 19. Please see data for 4 year trend on table below.
We had one pupil in July 19 who qualified as Pupil Premium. The pupil achieved expected progress and attainment in line with his/her peers.