At Gusford Primary School, we believe that all our children have an equal opportunity to learn to read, write and develop mathematical and other skills so that they can achieve when they become an adult. The government provides schools with additional funding, called Pupil Premium, which is used to support pupils to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children and any disadvantage that they might have is counteracted.

There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

  • Children who are, or have been in the last 6 years, eligible for free school meals
  • Armed forces children 
  • Looked after children
     

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil premium is spent to best help children in these areas narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers. Depending on the individual pupil's need, this funding can be used to support children's academic, social, emotional or behavioural well being.

We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and 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 in need of intervention and support.


We run a Bluey Club for all our children receiving the Service Premium. The service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of forces children and address any gaps that may have arisen in their education. Most forces children will have had to endure times of separation from a parent, impacting their mental well-being at home and school.  Some children will have moved schools several times during their education due to frequent postings of the military parent.

In school, we have a designated team who offer support to our military children and their families, we organise Bluey Club get togethers where the children can get to know each other and plan exciting trips out which have included the Christmas Panto at the Regent Theatre in Ipswich.

Alongside the social and emotional input we track the service children to ensure there is no gap between their attainment and national expectations. Funding is used to help pay for any identified intervention. 


At Gusford Primary School we believe that all Children in Care and PLAC should have equitable access to excellent educational provision and achieve in line or better than all children from Suffolk and children nationally. We, as a school community, aim to be champions and advocates for Children in Care and PLAC, and will take a proactive approach to support their success and achievement, recognising that we have a vital role to play in promoting children and young people’s social and emotional development and enhancing life outcomes.   

 

For all children in care and previously in care we will:

Ensure that all pupils enjoy high quality teaching and a curriculum which meets their needs.

Provide termly targets and interventions to support their academic, emotional and social development. 

Promote a positive culture in all aspects of their school life and have a designated teacher who will ensure their needs are met.

Provide them with equal opportunities and access to trips and curriculum events.

Provided them with rich and meaningful books that will develop their love of reading and learning.

Ensure that any Special Educational Needs are addressed in conjunction with the SENCO and in accordance with the Code of Practice for SEN.   

In school, we have a designated team who offer support to our military children and their families, we organise Bluey Club get togethers where the children can get to know each other and plan exciting trips out which have included the Christmas Panto at the Regent Theatre in Ipswich.

Alongside the social and emotional input we track the service children to ensure there is no gap between their attainment and national expectations. Funding is used to help pay for any identified intervention. 


 

Pupil Premium Documents

Sports Premium

Primary PE and Sport Premium is government funding provided to schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. The government have committed to this funding until 2020. The Department for Education’s vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is for:

“All pupils leaving primary school (to be) physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.”

At Gusford Primary School we share this vision and strive to use the funding to create a long lasting sporting legacy that will continue long after the Primary PE and Sport Premium. With this in mind, we aim to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of our PE and sport provision.

Sports Premium Documents