In April 2011, the government introduced Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to main school funding and is seen as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. In addition to funding of children on FSM, we receive Pupil Premium funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
The Pupil Premium is therefore a key resource for ensuring the realisation of our inclusive and aspirational ethos. The nature of the issue makes it essential that personalised rather than ‘blanket’ support is provided for our students.
To improve the progress of our Pupil Premium students, in September 2015, we appointed five members of our staff with the responsibility of Pupil Premium Year Champion (in addition to their other teaching/support responsibilities); each having the responsibility to oversee Pupil Premium progress in specific year groups.
We actively encourage Pupil Premium parents and carers to contact us regarding progress related support opportunities for Pupil Premium students. Please contact your relevant Pupil Premium Year Champion for further information:
Years 7 and 8 Pupil Premium Champion: Mrs A Ellwand
Years 8 and 9 Pupil Premium Champion: Mrs K Miller
Year 10 Pupil Premium Champion: Mr R Wall
Year 11 Pupil Premium Champions: Mrs C Lloyd-Jones and Mr T Maycox