Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools by the National Government. It is awarded to the school to help us ‘narrow the gap’ in performance that exists nationally between vulnerable pupils and their peers. At Millfields First School our objectives are:

  • To narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.
  • For disadvantaged pupils in school to make or exceed nationally expected progress rates.
  • To support our children’s health and wellbeing to enable them to access learning at an appropriate level.
  • To improve the attendance of our disadvantaged pupils

When planning the provision required to meet the above objectives, research conducted by EEF should be used to support decisions around the usefulness of different strategies and their value for money.

At Millfields we aim to achieve our objectives by offering the following provision:

  • Ensuring all children are accessing teaching which is of a high quality.
  • Each class to have equivalent of a full time Teaching Assistant. Class based Teaching Assistants are able to support accelerate progress by offering in lesson targeted support and individualised instruction for identified individuals.
  • Small group daily ‘catch up/post teach’ interventions where marking of the children’s work shows that gaps remain led by the Teacher or Class based Teaching Assistant.
  • 1:1 daily reading opportunities
  • Access to high quality 1:1 coaching programmes
  • Extension of the school day for children accessing the Early Literacy Support Programme.
  • High quality Speech and Language intervention offered by Elklan trained teaching assistant.
  • Service level agreement with Attendance intervention co-ordinator who will support with the attendance of persistent absentees, many of whom are PP.
  • Member of Senior Leadership Team to attend training to become a Trauma Informed School Practitioner
  • Member of Senior Leadership Team to attend training to become a Senior Mental Health Lead.
  • Support payment for activities, educational visits and residentials. Ensuring children have first-hand experiences to use in their learning in the classroom.