Pupil Premium is additional money given to schools to help certain groups of children do well. The children who qualify for Pupil Premium funding are those that have been entitled to free school meals over the past six years, any child who is in Looked After Care or children whose parent(s) are in the armed forces. Reserach indicates that these children find it harder to keep up with their peers in school and the extra money is designed to help with this issue.
The way we spend our Pupil Premium money is tied closely to our vision of what makes a great education, as well as research into the best ways to successfully help children eligible for this money. So, for example we believe, and reserach supports this, that the best ways we can help all our children, including our Pupil Premium children, is to offer them quality first teaching as well as wide a variety of enrichment opportunities as possible.
Our 4 priorities for Pupil Premium spend in 2018-19 are:
1. Improve, or maintain, communication, reading, writing and maths skills so that more children achieve the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2.
2. Provide children who need it with social, emotional and behavioural support.
3. Ensure our attendance remains at 96%, or above.
4. Ensure learning is relevant, meaningful and purposeful by giving our children as many opportunities as possible to enrich their learning and widen their horizions.
A report detailing how our pupil premium money will be spent in 2018/19 can be found below.