Pupil Premium Report
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that provides targeted funding aimed at students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Research shows that students from a disadvantaged background nationally underachieve compared to their peers. The government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current inequalities experienced by children eligible for Free School Meals, Looked After Children and Service Children.
The funding is designed to reach the students who need it most and support them in reaching their potential by accelerating their progress and closing the gap between the results that Pupil Premium students achieve and those that their peers achieve in English, maths and overall.
Proposed Use of the Pupil Premium
As a special school, we will allocate the Pupil Premium based on the needs identified specifically within individual assessments of each child.
It is important that we share with individual parents how the Premium is going to be used for their child and the consequent impact on their attainment. Reporting will take place at the Annual Review, both on how the Premium is being utilised and its outcomes. This will ensure that parents are fully informed, consulted and involved in the process for their child.
As part of this process, we will share Progress Data at the Annual Review taken from CASPA. This will enable parents to see how their child is progressing in comparison with ‘like’ children.
In our annual pupil premium report we will present a consolidated overview of:
• pupil premium allocation for the current academic year
• details of how we intend to spend our allocation
• details of how we spent our previous academic year’s allocation
• how it made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils