Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The pupil premium grant is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. Historically, pupils receiving free meals make slower progress and achieve lower results than those children who do not receive free school meals. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.
Every child in our school has a right to be supported in their learning and to achieve the best that they are capable of.
· We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
· We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
· All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring environment. This is an essential, integral part of the spiritual development of the whole school community.
As with every child in our care, a child who is considered to be ‘socially disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of need.
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in communication, English and maths. The range of provision the Governors may consider making could include
· Facilitating pupils’ access to education and to the curriculum: this may involve adult support or encouragement to join in with enrichment activities at the end of the school day.
· Facilitating pupils’ access to residential or enrichment activities through lessening or dis-applying any voluntary charges
· Additional teaching and learning opportunities or interventions provided by the school
· Alternative support and intervention, arranged through a pupil’s parents, where funds are available after securing the school’s own programme
· Providing small group work focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
· 1-1 support
· An opportunity to take part in our 'Social and Emotional' intervention if required
· Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs
or external agencies
· Targeted family support e.g. extra library provision
· Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve a greater depth standard within their year objectives.