The Pupil Premium is an amount of money which is added to the school’s overall budget so that we can support disadvantaged pupils. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Accordingly, we reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or groups of pupils, the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Furthermore, as our resources are limited, not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
At Martongate Primary School this funding is used to:
- Ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
- The attainment of socially disadvantaged pupils are monitored assessed by the School’s Leadership and by individual class teachers
- Make appropriate provision for socially disadvantaged pupils so that they achieve at or above age related expectations
- The provision made for disadvantaged pupils may include:
- Reducing group sizes
- Providing individual work with an experienced teacher assistant or volunteer teacher, focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs, pastoral care or external agencies, One to One Tuition, Reading Recovery, additional homework, additional classes
- Supporting families through Breakfast Club, offering financial support to enable children eligible for FSM to take part in educational and social activities, referrals to PSA’s, Family Learning activities.