The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is targeted at addressing underlying inequalities and aims to tackle the disadvantages that some children experience in life. 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 pupils within their responsibility.
One of the measures for assessing the impact of this funding is to look at those children who claim free school meals (FSM), are service families or our ‘looked after children’. We are accountable for the use we make of the Pupil premium and must demonstrate its impact – further information can be accessed below.
At Charing Church of England Primary School we support all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality teaching and learning supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. The Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
Our overall aim is to narrow the attainment gap of disadvantaged children by addressing inequalities and accelerating the progress of children in low income families, service families or those who are ‘looked after’.
One of our main priorities for children is to ensure their emotional health and well-being is good in order for them to access learning. As such we not only focus on academic ability but also out-of-school provision.
We ensure attendance on all educational visits and residential trips organised by the school as well as attending extra-curricular activities to enrich life experiences.