At Westover, we believe that all our children have an equal entitlement, and should have an equal opportunity to:
Develop imagination and creativity through an enriched curriculum
Acquire knowledge, skills and personal qualities
Become a lifelong successful learner
The school receives funding from the Government to support it in trying to meet this aspiration. This is known as the Pupil Premium. Pupil premium is additional funding, from the government, provided to schools for supporting more pupils from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. Principles
We seek to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils; We seek to ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed;
In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged;
We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being in need of intervention and support;
Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
It will be the responsibility of the pupil premium lead to report to the Governors on:
The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘diminishing the difference’, for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education and will appear on our school website
The impact of the pupil premium funding and work towards each area of development on the PP plan will be reviewed termly.
Spending will be analysed against end of year attainment data, attendance data and through pupil conferencing.
The needs of individual children are reflected upon during half termly meetings between the Headteacher and class teachers to ensure resources can be allocated as needed throughout the year, recognising that individual needs change rapidly.