Pupil Premium is a government initiative providing extra funding for pupils from less advantaged backgrounds. The Government has used entitlement to Free School Meals and those who are looked after in care as an indicator of focus. Pupil Premium is allocated to school with pupils on roll who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years. Children in care and children adapted are also included in the provision. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget; in a way, they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils in order to close the gap in achievement.
At Fazakerley High School, the targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support helping such students to hit / beat their individual academic and personal development targets and goals.
At Fazakerley High School
- We work to ensure that the teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
- We work to ensure that appropriate provision is made for Pupil Premium Pupils.
- In making provision for such pupils, we recognise that many Pupil Premium Pupils are already doing well.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify free school meals.
- Attainment and progress – Pupil Premium students will be tracked carefully and the impact of Pupil Premium funding will be allocated, following the needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources may mean that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium Interventions at one time.
The range of provision for Pupil Premium could include:
- Providing small group intervention with and experience Teacher or TA focussed on overcoming identified gaps in learning
- 1-2-1 or small group tuition
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through curriculum areas, trained TAs or external agencies
- Pastoral interventions to raise self-esteem and maximise learning opportunities
- Facilitating extra curriculum activities and educational visits through financial support
- Providing a dedicated member of staff to liaise with parents / carers.
- Pupil Premium resources or equipment designated to close the gap
- The school will work with the head of the Virtual School where appropriate
It will be the responsibility of the Deputy Head, Assistant Head and Business Manger to produce a report for the Governing Body. This report will describe income, expenditure and its impact.
The evaluation of this policy is based on how the school can close the gap between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium Students. Targets will be identified and evaluated termly and included in the School Improvement Plan.
Names of Key Personnel
- Pupil Premium Lead: Mr P Fitzpatrick
- Pupil Premium Champion: Mrs W Torley
- Pupil Premium Impact: Mr J Beaton
Date of Next Review: September 2019
Fazakerley High School plan to allocate the funding to achieve the following:
- Raising the attainment and achievement of pupils
- Improved levels of expected / better than expected progress
- Improved attendance
- Raising literacy and numeracy levels
- Providing pupils with life experience
- Improve confidence and communication
- Raising aspirations in school and future destinations
Click the below link for an information letter about claiming Free School Meals and Pupil Premium eligibility for your child:
Click the below link to access the application form on the Liverpool City Council website:
Click the below link to access the Department of Education website for additional information: