The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and in 2012–13 individual schools were allocated funding for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces.
At our schools our aim is that each child who leaves our school will be a confident, competent and caring member of the community, with a desire to continue learning rooted in a firm belief in the love of God.
The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our vision.
Some of the interventions we put in place are shared by children who are not in receipt of Pupil Premium in order to make the intervention viable and promote good progress for all children as well as Pupil Premium children.
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
Many of our interventions are linked directly to the curriculum and, in particular, core subjects. Alongside this academic input, we provide a range of interventions to address some of the issues children can experience in their early lives, which if ignored impact on their learning and success in the school environment. As a school we work in close partnership with our families to ensure all our pupils have all the elements they need in order to achieve their potential. To this end, the school is sometimes able use funding, following careful consideration of individual circumstances, to benefit children in the following ways:
- Providing additional support through small group teaching, 1:1 teaching and in-class support to accelerate progress in all areas of English and maths, as it is widely recognised that attainment in these subjects underpins success across the curriculum at secondary school level.
- Providing technology and access to relevant computer programs which are proven to support learning in the above subjects and across the wider curriculum.
- We provide a range of strategies to support the development of a love of literature and reading.
- Help with sourcing uniform
- Funding for trips and visits
- Secondary Transition work
- Effective communication interventions
- Additional music or sports provision
- Extra clubs and activities
- Breakfast Club and Tea Time Club
- Social skills workshops and friendship circle work
- Academic interventions
The Government has provided funding since academic year 2013/14 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
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