Pupil Premium at Friars.
At Friars we are firmly committed to ensuring that all children regardless of their background are entitled to meet their full potential both academically and pastorally. All schools receive an amount of money on an annual basis direct from the Government known as the Pupil Premium.
Details of how the pupil premium was spent in the 2020/2021 academic year:
Please click on the link below to see the 2020/21 action plan
Impact of the 2020/21 year’s expenditure:
Please click on the link below to see an evaluation of the 2020/21 action plan.
Please note that due to school closures as a result of Covid-19 some provision cannot be fully evaluated and will carry into the 2021/22 academic year. There were no published outcomes at any stage and so all evaluation is based on teacher assessment.
Funding received for the current year:
The amount received for 2021/22 is £84,390 (pupil premium level per pupil is £1345 and for children who have previously been looked after, £2345)
Summary of the main barriers to achievement faced by eligible pupils:
- Closing the academic gaps that have emerged during lockdown and school closures across the whole school
- Attaining across the curriculum at the same level as other pupils
- Making the same or better progress than other pupils across the curriculum (specifically KS1 in 2021/22)
- Social, moral, spiritual and cultural development being hindered because of lack of opportunity
- Emotional wellbeing and development of resilience.
How the pupil premium grant is spent to address barriers to achievement, the reasoning behind this strategy and how the impact will be measured:
Please click on the link below to see the 2021/22 action plan
Recovery Premium Funding:
The recovery premium funding is additional funding given to schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. It is based on pupil premium eligibility to provide further support to disadvantaged pupils. Friars is receiving a total of £8990. The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the academic year beginning September 1st 2021. However, in addition to the expenditure outlined in the pupil premium action plan above we intend to use the funding for the following:
- Handwriting resources
- Further professional development for staff who are involved in the teaching of early ready skills
- Emotional Learning Support Assistant (ELSA) work
- Enrichment of the curriculum outside the school day (e.g. arts and drama clubs)
- 1:1 tuition and booster lessons for Year 6 children in preparation for KS2 SATs
- Contributing to 25% of the school led tutoring grant which aims to provide small group tuition for about 60% of our Pupil premium children
Date of next review of the pupil premium strategy: