The Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is an additional sum of money given to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years, looked after children and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces . We are committed to raising standards for every child and invest resources and time to ensure that every child receives the support and challenge that they require to succeed. As a school we have to report on the Pupil Premium and how we have used it to narrow the gap in attainment.
The Pupil Premium is used to support a range of programmes taught by teachers and teaching assistants. This includes national programmes and school target groups aimed at specific children and groups. These groups aim to move children forward by at least two sub levels ie. a level 2c to a level 2a in a year. Within the groups, low attainers are included alongside the children receiving the premium.
The range of provision includes:
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher, HLTA or TA focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
- 1-1 reading support
- Establishing regular communication between the school (class teacher, SENCo and GRT officer) and traveller families
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided by trained TAs
- Subsidising participation in cross and extra curricula activities such as residential trips
- Subsidising peripatetic music lessons in cases where children show interest in and commitment to learning to play an instrument
The attached statements indicate how the Pupil Premium Funding is used each year: