All our work funded by the Pupil Premium is aimed at accelerating progress so that the vast majority of children leave Dedham C of E Primary at, or above, the national average. We also aim for every child to make progress that is good or better from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2.
Approximate Funding for 2021/22 Academic Year
(Funding is allocated within the financial year, April to April, and therefore academic year funding is approximate)
Pupil Premium Funding 2021/22: £46,385
Recovery Premium Funding 2021/22: £4,785
Service Premium: £620
Schools receive Pupil Premium Funding, and the Recovery Premium, based on the number of pupils who meet the follow criteria:
- pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years
- children looked after by local authorities (LAC)
- post looked-after children (post-LAC)
Service Premium is not part of the Pupil Premium as the rules to attract the Service Premium are different. This funding is used to help mainly with pastoral support. Pupils will be eligible for the Service Premium if they have 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.
Within the school, funding is formally allocated and reviewed annually, and a published statement made available on the website. We have adopted a 3-year approach to planning and implementation.
The impact of the spending can be found in the updated strategy on the website. The Pupil Premium Champion works closely with staff to monitor the progress of children in receipt of the funding and analyse the impact of the funding.
We recognise that pupils’ academic achievement is strongly linked with the emotional support they receive, exposure to rich and varied experiences, additional academic intervention and the benefits of whole staff training in order to receive Quality First teaching. We also acknowledge that the most academically able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds can be at risk of under-performing, and therefore, our focus is on ensuring all pupils are targeted to raise attainment and accelerate progress, based on their starting points.