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Pupil Premiums

The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that aims to address the current underlying inequality between the academic achievements of pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals, in local Authority Care, have been adopted from care (Pupil Premium Plus), have parents in the armed forces or have received Free School Meals in one or more of the previous 6 years (Ever 6) deprived backgrounds.

Research shows that pupils from the backgrounds listed underachieve compared to their peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. This fixed amount for the financial year 2023-24, pupil premium spending will increase to almost £2.9 billion.

Statement of Intent

Money is used to benefit all pupil premium children and supports higher as well as lower attaining children by extending the provision on offer.

  • To support the school’s mission statement ‘‘Mayfield is an inspirational, emotionally intelligent, safe, and happy learning community, where together, we empower pupils to build key skills for life.’
  • To address our ‘one size fits one’ approach to individualised provision based on key areas of need as identified in pupils’ EHCP
  • To offer all pupils a legacy of lifelong learning to take an active role in the local and wider community
  • To provide all pupils with access to fair and equal opportunities to achieve and excel in all areas of the curriculum, with specific emphasis on communication and personal, social, emotional, physical, and mental health development;
  • Using and applying the most effective pedagogy, strategies, and evidence-based interventions
  • To work in partnership with families and pupils eligible for pupil premium, to plan, monitor and evaluate support and intervention in order to secure individual progress and achievement.
  • To work in partnership with external partners and organisations to provide additional support for the communication needs and social, emotional, health, and wellbeing of all pupils with identified and emerging barriers to learning and achievement.
  • To ensure governors fulfill statutory responsibilities to make effective use of pupil premium funds in order to impact positively on pupils’ achievement and attainment.

Sports Premium

In 2022/23, Mayfield School received £16,520 in Sports Premium Funding. The funding is spent on making additional and sustainable improvements to the PE, sports, and physical activity offered.