Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20: Newton-le-Willows Primary School and Nursery
At Newton-le-Willows Primary School and Nursery, we are committed to ensuring all our children have equal opportunities to achieve their full potential. To ensure this happens, schools in England are provided additional funding through pupil premium grant.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Schools decide how the Pupil Premium Grant is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made in supporting individual pupils. Pupil Premium funding in primary schools is £1320 per child.
We have a strong belief that quality first teaching is the priority to support students to improve their skills. Emphasis is placed on improving and investing in teaching and learning to ensure students get taught by a quality teacher rather than be withdrawn for intervention. Our aim is to ensure that provision is in place to help all pupils to achieve their potential by further increasing the focus on the progress and attainment of Pupil Premium pupils. We aim to ensure that the provision for Pupil Premium pupils is seen throughout everything we do in terms of teaching and learning, and is not an “add on” to what we already provide.
Around 25% of our students are eligible for Pupil Premium which is significantly higher than the national figure. Newton-le-Willows Primary School and Nursery recognises that each individual pupil has different needs, concerns and aspirations and we aim to ensure the best outcomes for everyone irrelevant of their background and disadvantages. For some pupils this may be supporting their progress in reading, whilst for others it may be providing wider experiences. Our school is committed to closing the attainment and achievement gap across a range of measures for our disadvantaged pupils particularly, and the additional funding will be used to support this aim.