We set high targets for our children and we support every child in achieving their very best. We aim to excite children about their learning and motivate them to develop their knowledge and understanding. We are a very supportive school and are determined to ensure that all our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. We believe that it is important for parents to be engaged with their child’s learning and support the school in ensuring they achieve.
Pupil Premium Funding
The pupil premium is a new government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from deprived backgrounds. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential. The Government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after children and service children as indicators of deprivation, and have provided a fixed amount of money for schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for FSM over a rolling six year period. This fixed amount of money is expected to increase every year for the course of this current Parliament. We will be using the indicator of those eligible for FSM as well as identified vulnerable groups as our target children to ‘close the gap’ regarding attainment.
Money has been ring-fenced and used to benefit all pupil premium pupils. A designated member of the senior leadership team and a link governor take responsibility for Pupil Premium. We have researched best practice and effective strategies to inform decisions about our spending such as:
- Ensuring that spending is directly linked to gaps in attainment.
- Developing our assessment system to identify gaps in learning.
- Developing our data and tracking system.
- Making use of our own data to expand existing interventions.
- Ensuring there is at least good teaching on a day to day basis.
- Making use of research when evaluating interventions and considering the implementation of new interventions.
- Promoting reading through engaging texts.
Through our detailed School Evaluation and School Improvement Plan all staff are aware of areas for development in the school in terms of subjects, year groups and they know which children are focus children.
Money is used to benefit all pupil premium children and supports higher as well as lower ability children by extending provision on offer.
Please see our current Pupil Premium Report
Please also see our Pupil Premium Policy, accessible through the Policies and Other Documents link in the left-hand menu on this page.