‘Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.’ Isaiah 1:17
‘May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.’ – Psalm 67:4
At Padiham St Leonard’s CE VA Primary School, justice is priority. Therefore, we aim to ensure that our teaching and learning meets the needs of all pupils and enables them to reach their God-given potential.
Our trust deed states that our school should be used ‘as a school for the poor inhabitants of the township of Padiham and neighbourhood and this school should always be in union with the National Society’. We are therefore dedicated to ensuring that pupils who belong to vulnerable groups receive the appropriate provision to meet their needs whatever their funding.
The pupil premium will be used to provide additional support to improve the progress and raise standard of achievement for these pupils. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers. In addition, it will be used to address social disadvantage and enrich the children’s lives. The head teacher and leadership team regularly monitor and evaluate the strategies in place and report to the governing body.
During the financial year 2018-19, schools received £1,320 per pupil (£1,900 for Looked After, or Previously Looked After, Children). At Padiham St Leonard’s CE VA Primary School, the money allocated total was £88,660.
In the financial year 2019-20, the funding remains at £1,320 per pupil, £2,300 for Looked After, or Previously Looked After, Children). At Padiham St Leonard’s CE VA Primary School, the money allocated in total is estimated to be £88,660 (plus funding for Looked After pupils).
A premium also exists for pupils with parents in the armed forces. For the financial year 2019-20, this is £300 per pupil.
The Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England. The purpose of the funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and diminish the difference between them and their peers. Funding for PP is subject to change year on year.