Over ten years ago, the Government launched its Pupil Premium Funding. This is funding, which is allocated in addition to the school’s core budget 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 funding. The funding is assigned to initiatives or support in order to ensure that pupils reach their full potential both academically and socially and to diminish the difference between children in receipt of pupil premium and all pupils within the school.
Principles of Pupil Premium Funding:
At Godinton Primary School, we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our children. Appropriate provision is made for children 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. 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.
It is important that parents let us know if they think their child may be eligible for pupil premium funding. Please contact the school office for further information and for support in completing the simple application process.
For a full breakdown of the school’s strategy for Pupil Premium funding please click on the documents listed below.
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