Pupil Premium at Byfleet
RATIONALE FOR PUPIL PREMIUM EXPENDITURE
The Pupil Premium and Service Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding allocation. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more.
We focus our Pupil Premium expenditure on the progress of disadvantaged and most able disadvantaged pupils. We plan and regularly review a range of interventions and strategies than enable us to diminish the difference between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged pupils. We believe in QFT (Quality First Teaching) as our ultimate approach to drive standards up, which is supported through funds received through PP funding. An emphasis is placed on intervention strategies and finally on whole school strategies within our 3 levelled approach (QFT, Intervention, School-Wide approach).
The vast majority of the funding enables us to teach children in smaller groups and to fund some children on residential trips. We do not fund all trips, but we do ensure that every disadvantaged pupil has full access to a broad and varied provision throughout their time at BPS! We are also fortunate to fund our Reading Recovery Teacher from this fund.