The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school's budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.
It is important that when decisions regarding the allocation of the pupil premium funding are made, the context and the challenges of the school are considered. In addition it is vital that range of sources are included when determining those contexts and challenges.
Common barriers for FSM children can be less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues. Complex family situations may also prevent children from flourishing.
It is our key objective to narrow the gap between pupil groups. Through targeted interventions, projects and initiatives we are working and developing ways of reducing and eliminating barriers to learning and progress. Through robust policies, assessment and procedures we must ensure children who start school with low attainment make accelerated progress In order to achieve age related expectations and beyond.
It’s important to know that a pupil does not need to have a school dinner (as you may wish them to have a packed lunch) but parents / carers must have applied and be entitled; to enable the school to receive the Pupil Premium funding which can greatly benefit your child's learning within the school.
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