The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel. We have created this document with our core mission statement in mind; We want all our children to develop an understanding of key values, to enable them to become great adults in the future.
KEY PRINCIPLES OF PUPIL PREMIUM ALLOCATIONS
- Achievement for all students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, is best fostered in a school with an ethos of high expectations, where high quality teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do.
- The curriculum is designed, tailored and regularly reviewed to ensure it meets the needs of all students
- Teaching and learning in the classroom is the main focus for raising achievement
- Additional targeted interventions support and complement class based provision
- Students from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit fully from school wide opportunities to develop the cultural and social capital needed to support transition to their next stage of education, training or employment.
Below you will find how we propose to spend our Pupil Premium this year and a review of our spend in previous years.