Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The aim is to increase social mobility, attainment and progress.

The Government believes that schools should decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated and spent. It is felt that Head teachers are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils within schools. Therefore schools are required to utilise this funding to improve the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups, individual pupils and resources. Limited funding and resources means that not all FSM children will receive intervention and additional support at the same time.

Schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Pupil Premium funding. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the additional funding. See below for our statutory reports and policies.

As a school we work hard to ensure that the maximum number of pupils benefit from the funding. All pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding receive additional support and resources.

We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximize progress.

Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported regularly to the Governing Body, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.


Key Priorities

To strive to close the gap in attainment and progress between disadvantaged children and non-disadvantaged children.  

To enrich the lives of disadvantaged children, through providing unforgettable learning experiences and targeted support.

What we expect to see:

Targeted additional support strategies which result in every pupil, however financially disadvantaged, being able to have full access to the curriculum and all extra-curricular experiences. All pupils who are currently underperforming because of the impact of their disadvantaged background will make accelerated progress leading to the narrowing of any attainment gaps.


Barriers to Learning

Main Barriers:

Some of our disadvantaged pupils start school well below national expectations as a result of limited experiences and opportunities. In order to address the gaps in development and attainment we direct a range of resources, support, interventions, programmes and strategies for children and their families.

Barriers and challenges faced by some of our disadvantaged pupils are many and varied. There barriers often increase in complexity as the children get older.

External barriers for many of our disadvantaged children  include:

  1. SEN/ Learning Style
  2. EAL (English additional language)
  3. Not made expected academic progress
  4. Social Issues (friendships)
  5. Lack of early play/life experiences
  6. Behaviour (ADHD/ADD)
  1. Punctuality and Attendance
  2. Young Carers
  3. Chaotic house
  4. Cleanliness/ Hygiene/uniform
  5. Domestic Violence
  6. Health
  7. Parental Disengagement (including no reading or homework at home)
  8. Sleep & Food- issues or lack of
  9. Mental Health (child’s or parents/carers)


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Contact the School

J H Godwin Primary School

Melbourne Road
Headteacher: Mrs Nic Wetton

Main Contact: If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please ring and speak to Mrs S Jefferson or Mrs K Bickerton in the office

Tel: 01244 259 666

SEN Contact: Mrs E Cornish SENDCO - via admin@jhgodwin.cheshire.sch.uk

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