Pupil premium is additional funding provided to schools for supporting more disadvantaged pupils to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:
•Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
•Looked after children
•Armed forces children
The school has a very small proportion of children who are eligible for pupil premium. In 2018 - 2019, the school has been allocated £18080 pupil premium funding, which is being used to provide the respective children with appropriate support to make sure they make the expected progress in their learning. The additional support includes one or more of the following:-
•Working with the teacher or teaching assistant in class.
•Receiving extra support and intervention by the teacher or teaching assistant out of core lessons.
•Participation in other intervention programmes identified and organised by the SENCo e.g. spelling or reading programmes, social skills or friendship groups, or one to one tuition.
•Support from our in house nurturer
•Support to attend activities such as residentials, breakfast and after school care facilities and after school activities.
The respective children’s progress and attainment is tracked and monitored carefully to ensure they achieve their full potential.