In 2011-2012, the Government launched its Pupil Premium Funding. This money is sent to schools based on the number of pupils in the school who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) within the last 6 years. In addition, children whose parents work in the armed forces, are Looked After Children or have been adopted from care also receive the funding. The money is allocated to initiatives or support in order to ensure pupils reach their full potential both academically and socially.
Principles of Pupil Premium Funding:
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. Appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of children who receive the Pupil Premium funding are adequately assessed and addressed. In making provision for pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any one time however some funding will be allocated to wider support mechanisms for the benefit of all.
For a full breakdown of the school’s strategy for Pupil Premium funding please click on the link below. Here you will find details of the expenditure and impact of expenditure for 2016 -2017 and details of the school’s income and priorities for Pupil Premium funding in 2017 – 2018.
Godinton Primary School Pupil Premium Strategy 2017 – 2018
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