The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium, closing the gap between them and their peers. Pupils who are eligible for funding are those that currently receive Free School Meals or have received Free School Meals in the last 6 year. Pupils are also eligible if they are a services child and/or are classified by the local authority as a Looked After Child. The government's condition of the funding is that it must be spent by the school for the educational benefit of the pupil. It is at the school's discretion how best to spend this funding.
Coppice Valley is committed to using this dedicated government funding to close the gap in attainment between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium pupils, by taking into consideration the individual needs of the pupils and providing them with the support they need to succeed. To help staff make the best decisions about what this support should be, we use The Education Endowment Fund toolkit , Ofsted's Pupil Premium: Analysis and Challenge Toolkit and the Teaching Council's template for Disadvantaged strategy. The progress and attainment of Pupil Premium and Non Pupil Premium is tracked throughout the academic year, and the impact of actions/interventions is measured. Alterations to plans are made to maximise good progess.