The pupil premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at young people from deprived backgrounds. The premium is provided to help these young people reach their potential. A school will receive an amount of money for each young person of compulsory school age who fits the eligibility criteria.
The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, although it is clear that schools will need to employ strategies which they know will support their young people to increase their attainment and ‘narrow the gap’.
In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body and leadership team at Bradstow School will ensure that provision is made to secure the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all young people. Our schools’ priority will be focused on ‘closing the gap’ for those young people not on track to achieve the individual targets set for them or upon raising achievement with a core focus for a group of young people who would be allocated this funding.
As part of the additional provision made for young people who belong to vulnerable groups, the Governors and leadership team at the school will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged young people are adequately assessed and addressed through termly pupil progress meetings, and planned and recorded intervention strategies.
In making provision for socially disadvantaged young people, the Governors of the school recognise that not all young people who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. The Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of young people the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged or vulnerable.
Information about pupil premium spending
Schools must publish information on their website about the amount of pupil premium funding they have received how it will be used, how the previous year’s allocation was spent and the effect of this expenditure on the attainment of eligible young people.
Please see below identified needs, expenditures and how Pupil Premium made an impact to the children and young people with information regarding the review dates for the year regarding the strategies in place.