Pupil Premium & Recovery Premium
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to perform better, and to close the gap between these pupils and their peers.
Introduced in April 2011, the pupil premium is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years and those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. In the financial year 2021/22, the school received £266,666.
Pupil premium represents more than just additional money, it also establishes the achievement of children from disadvantaged backgrounds as a priority within our school.
In spending our pupil premium we have adopted the tiered approach, as proposed by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) i.e. improving teaching, targeting academic support and wider strategies:
Teachers are our greatest resource and it is essential that we provide high quality professional development to ensure every teacher in front of a class continues to improve for the benefit of our young people. It is also a priority to ensure class sizes and curriculum time support and optimise learning.
Targeted academic support
Evidence consistently demonstrates the positive impact that targeted academic support can have to enhance and accelerate learning.
These relate specifically to non-academic barriers to success in school, including attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support.