Pupil Premium funding is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement.
These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals and those looked after by the local authority. There is also a smaller amount for children of armed services personnel. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per Free School Meal pupil, is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility” Dept of Education
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received, how this is being used, and the impact of any work done.
In order to track the progress of children to whom the additional funding applies, all class teachers complete on going assessments which are monitored by the assessment coordinator and the wider Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
Every term, the staff meet with the SLT in Pupil Premium progress meetings where the progress of individual children is discussed and challenged to ensure they make good or better progress. Our lesson observations, learning walks and visits from our School Improvement Partner include a specific focus on the progress of children eligible for FSM.
Please use the following link to view our Pupil Premium Strategy.