Pupil Premium Funding: Pupil premium is a form of funding in addition to main school funding, to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated directly to schools. It is for schools to decide how the funding will be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupilsfor whom they are responsible. The funding is allocated to schools per FSM pupil. The intended outcome is to close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Disadvantaged Pupils Schools currently receive £1320 per disadvantaged child (defined as having had free school meals within the last 6 years or being in care). Pupils from Service Families Pupils from Service families also attract Pupil Premium funding at the level of £300 per child. This money is to be used to support pupils’ emotional needs, for example during times of parental deployment or during a move to, or away from our school. Click here to see Moorside Infant & Junior Schools Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018-19 Click here to see our Junior Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017/18 (Impact) Click here to see our Infant Pupil Premium Strategy for 2017/18 (Impact) Our Pupil Premium Strategy The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The level of the premium in 2015-2016 is £1320 per pupil for pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM based on the January 2015 Census, and for pupils in care who have been continuously looked after for six months. In 2013-14 eligibility for the Pupil Premium was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. At Moorside Junior School, we recognise that learning to learn skills (metacognition) form a fundamental bedrock for all children. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of current cohorts and is delivered in a flexible manner to engage all children. We take time to know our children and understand their individual needs, enabling us to identify those at risk of falling behind and those who need additional support to broaden aspirations and love learning. Through our monitoring of children we identify those who are:-
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