Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The funding is intended to help disadvantaged pupils to 'close the gap' and to raise attainment and improve progress. All students identified as being in the Pupil Premium cohort will benefit from additional academic support and encouragement to ensure they have a positive and successful learning experience.
Children who are eligible include:
- Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years
- Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months
- Children of armed services personnel.
The impact (effect) of the pupil premium is measured and reviewed throughout the year and evaluated at the end of the year. Regular checks are carried out to ensure the actions stated in the expenditure have been allocated well and are having the impact required.
These checks involve monitoring progress of pupil premium children through:
- Lesson observations and Learning walks
- Book scrutinies
- Discussions with pupils
- Involvement through extra enrichment sessions
- Attendance records
- Pupil progress meetings
- Data tracking
- Updating audits