The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding from central government to support children who may be vulnerable to under-achievement. This additional funding is aimed at addressing the underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. The amount received by each school is dependent on the number of children who meet the following criteria: those who are currently eligible for free school meals or have been eligible for free school meals over the last six years; those who are Looked After Children or children who were looked after immediately before being adopted after 30 December 2005; or were place on a special guardianship or residence order immediately after being looked after.
Schools are required to report on the progress of this group of children and to demonstrate how they are using the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it is having.
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Our Pupil Premium Grant Rationale
We will provide an excellent education and have high expectations for all, regardless of background or barriers to learning.
The pupil premium should support improved attainment, raised expectations and readiness for life and learning.
High quality teaching and learning should be prioritised over intervention. However where intervention is necessary the use of the pupil premium grant should address the needs of pupils as early as possible. It should focus on gaps in learning. End of key stage outcomes are a by-product of this approach.
Interventions will be based on research evidence and on need following the examination of barriers to learning faced by each individual. The impact of interventions will be monitored and evaluated regularly. We will endeavour to meet the needs of the whole child by offering support such as a learning mentor and social skills groups.
Governors play a crucial role in monitoring the effectiveness of the use of the pupil premium budget and the impact it has on narrowing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.