Pupil Premium Award 2015
David Laws, Schools Minister, congratulated 430 schools which have qualified
for the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards for Key Stage SATs. School results had to show impressive improvements in the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
Every school won £1000 and was therefore eligible to apply for prizes worth up to £100,000.
Brook Street School has been named as one of the winning schools. In the North West there were 67 schools identified and Brook Street School was the only one in Cumbria.
Eligibility criteria for the award included:
-An overall OFSTED inspection judgement for effectiveness of 1 or 2.
-An online pupil premium statement, compliant with regulations.
-Consistently high attainment or significant improvement at Level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths for disadvantaged pupils between 2012 and 2014.
This is a fantastic achievement for the school and recognises that all the interventions in place to support our children are having a positive impact
From 2011 schools have been allocated Pupil Premium funding for children from low income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or had been looked after continuously for more than six months. Since April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Children who are 'looked after' or have 'Special Guardianship' also receive funding through Pupil Premium.
• We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
• We 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 free3 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 socially disadvantaged.
• Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at one time. The groups and individuals identified for support may change over the academic year.
OFSTED has recently requested that schools should publish details of the amount of money they receive, its use and impact within the school.