Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount a school receives is dependent on the number of children who are in receipt of free school meals as well as looked after/ adopted children. All schools are required to report the amount of funding they receive and how this is being used.
Our aim is that all disadvantaged pupils, regardless of background, receive the best possible start to school life. Through our vision, Growing with God and Striving for Excellence, we will provide them with high quality education, wider opportunities and support to become ambitious and successful members of the community. We acknowledge that disadvantage can bring challenges but it should not be a barrier to success.
Every strategy and intervention used is well considered and impact is assessed based on value to the child. Our strategy plan identifies key barriers and after thorough research we have allocated our funding to allow pupils to engage with our curriculum. It links with priorities on our School Development Plan and lifts the profile of disadvantage in order to help us accelerate progress. We are targeting consistent teaching of key skills by ensuring that our staff understand the differing needs and barriers that our pupils face and how to remove them; the acquisition of new language and vocabulary development; the teaching of basic skills and ensuring that attendance does not impact academic success.