In 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 re, we ceive 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 a key resource for ensuring the realisation of our inclusive and aspirational ethos. The nature of the issue makes it essential that, wherever possible, personalised rather than ‘blanket’ support is provided for our students.
We actively encourage Pupil Premium parents and carers to contact us regarding progress related support opportunities for Pupil Premium students. If you wish to make contact, please do so through the usual school contact channels, asking to speak to Mr Paul Lloyd: Deputy Headteacher.
To ensure our strategies are well-chosen and effective, we consult the Education Endowment Foundation’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit, which can be seen by clicking here:
Strategies we utilise in school include: behaviour interventions, collaborative learning, digital technology to supplement teaching and learning, homework, mastery learning – particularly in mathematics, one-to-one tuition and small group learning, parental involvement and social emotional learning strategies. We also run a thriving Breakfast Club, to which all Pupil Premium students are welcome.
To read the full report, please click on '2017 Pupil Premium Summary Document' below.