Schools are allocated a sum of money called the Pupil Premium to support children who require additional help with their work. The allocation is calculated according to the intake of the school and the children that have been in receipt of Free School Meals in the last six years or have been in care for six months or longer. At Whittlefield Primary School all governors and staff share a strong commitment to doing our upmost to remove any barriers that might hinder a child’s development. We are determined to close any gap in attainment between those children eligible for pupil premium and other children. We intend to maximise the achievement of all our children.
The features of the school’s use of Pupil Premium
- The funding is always spent on the target group of children
- Eligibility for pupil premium is not confused with low ability. We focus on supporting our disadvantaged children to achieve the highest levels
- We carefully analyse which children underachieve and why
- The children eligible for pupil premium are taught by experienced and effective teachers and Teaching Assistants (within intervention)
- We use achievement data frequently to monitor the progress of all children. We check whether pupil premium interventions are working and to see the difference the funding is making to outcomes for children