The government believes the pupil premium, which is provided in addition to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers.
Funding also exists for children who are looked after and also those of service personnel.
As a school we will:
Track each child carefully and target the funding to areas that may require improvement. However we recognise that not all children in receipt of FSM require improvement and in these cases funding can be used to help further extend these pupils attainment.
Use pupil premium to finance small learning groups for reading, improving handwriting, extra maths groups and other intervention groups. It may also fund additional teaching assistant support in classroom to maintain high level of TA support to ensure targeted intervention within the classroom.
Publish a statement each year on our website showing how the pupil premium is being used and once figures are available demonstrate the effect extra funding has had on narrowing the gap between FSM & non FSM pupils.
Appoint a nominated governor to monitor the effect of the pupil premium.
As a parent/carer we would ask that you:
Apply for FSM if you qualify even if you don’t intend sending your child for school lunches. The extra funding can be essential to aid progress in school. You can find out if you qualify and get an application form from www.eastriding.gov.uk;
Encourage and assist your child in any extra activities with which they are involved.
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