The Government provides academies and schools with additional funding to help reduce inequalities and gaps in attainment between those students who are on free school meals (FSM) and their peers.
This funding is called the Pupil Premium.
Details of how we plan to allocate our pupil premium and the impact it has previously made can be found in the documents on the left side of this page.
Every academy and school can select how they choose to use their Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for students. Every school needs to be held accountable for how this money is spent, which is why we make details of how it is used available on our website.
The purpose of Pupil Premium
- The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals and allocated to a school as a proportion of any children who have been receiving FSM in the previous 6 years.
- The Pupil Premium recently increased to £900 and has been extended to children who have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years.
Pupil PremiumThe Pupil Premium funding that is received by Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning. This extra money is specifically targeted for the most disadvantaged children.
- Our Pastoral Team work in classes alongside teachers to provide additional support for the most disadvantaged. Quality first teaching following the Rosenshine Principles within teacher’s lessons allow for modelling and scaffolded teaching that supports vulnerable groups. This allows MAPS to support every child reach their full potential and close the gap.
The Pastoral team can provide a bridge across academic and pastoral support roles. This will involve dealing with all of those who make up the learning partnership, including parents. Pastoral support is about forming a relationship with the pupil, school staff and parents or carers in order to improve the pupil’s achievement.
The work of a Pastoral Team member usually takes the form of work within class with key individuals. At the request of external providers, 1:1 / small group work with specific individuals may take place. However, the role is flexible and may also include other duties related to improving the achievement of identified pupils such as observations, supporting during break and lunchtimes and providing information for other staff.
Information about the pupil premium planned spend is available to download below.
The government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education and sport in primary schools.
Schools can choose how they use the funding to best improve their sports provision, sport participation and attainment. Information about the sports premium planned spend is available to download below.