The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between students eligible for free school meals (including looked-after children and those of armed forces personnel) and other students, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility. Schools are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils and have to report on the impact of the spending.
This year we have received £3900 of the Pupil Premium grant and £4200 of the Service Pupil Premium.
How we intend to spend our allocation for the academic year 2020/21:
- Additional teaching assistant support in class
- Pastoral support and resources for our Services children at appropriate times
- Financial reduction in selected school trips
- Financial reduction in residential visits
- Classroom specialised resources
- The offer of musical instrument lessons, if applicable
- The provision of technology to support learning at home
- Personalised resources to support the development of pupils' skills and interests
The Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the pupil premium.