The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) and Service Children including those who were eligible for the Service Child Premium at any point in the last three years (known as ‘Ever 3 Service Child’.) Students in care, who have been looked after by local authorities for more than six months also continue to qualify for the Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.
Strategies to Achieve our Aims and Objectives
Our main priority is to ensure outstanding quality teaching throughout the school. This will benefit all students, including those who are in receipt of Pupil Premium. The primary provision for Pupil Premium students is via the classroom teacher. Therefore, all staff are:
- Aware of which students are in receipt of Pupil Premium
- Aware of the individual needs of all students
- Able to request additional support and interventions for Pupil Premium students where required
In addition there are a range of targeted support strategies resulting in every student, regardless of their background, being able to:
- Improve their level of attainment and progress
- Close attainment gaps relative to school averages
- Have full access to our curriculum
- Access our extra-curricular provision
The gap between disadvantaged students and other students continues to narrow. The range of targeted strategies implemented throughout the school has enabled disadvantaged students to improve their levels of attainment and progress.