The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, funding which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address some of the underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. The funding is aimed to tackle disadvantage and to reach the children who need it most.
New measures have been included in performance tables of results that capture the achievement of pupils eligible for free school meals and therefore covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools are required to publish through their website information about how the premium has been used.
From 2015, the amount per pupil eligible for Pupil Premium is £1320.
Schools have a duty to report how they are using the pupil premium allocation each year. This money is used to fund, or partially fund, the following activities and support, to enhance the learning of those pupils who have been in receipt of free school meals in the past 6 years.
The Governors have agreed to the proposed spending of the Pupil Premium funding this year;
Additional staffing for small group intervention in core subject areas
Additional teachers to accelerate attainment and progress
Parental involvement workshops
Extra curricular sports clubs
Funding support for educational trips and clubs
Additional staffing to raise attendance and punctuality.
We carefully monitor the progress of children through regular pupil progress meetings with teaching staff and support is put in place where appropriate to boost progress and raise attainment.