What is it?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils. Funding is given to schools in addition to our main school funding and is allocated for each child who is currently receiving Free School Meals, those who have received FSM in the past and for those children who have been in care.
Whilst schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, we are required to publish online information about how we have used this funding.
Our Strategy for using the Pupil Premium Effectively
Though we do not receive as much funding as many other schools, we are determined to use our funding as effectively as possible and as agreed by our Governing Body.
Our Nominated Governor for Pupil Premium is Mrs K Garratt.
Each year we:
- Identify any possible barriers to progress and attainment faced by each pupil.
- Use evidence and recent research to find out what is the most effective way to support these pupils.
- We evaluate our previous approaches to identify what has worked well and what did not.
- Priority is given to children who receive pupil premium funding for a variety of targeted interventions.
The progress of this group of children is closely monitored and all staff are aware of the children within their cohort.