Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM (Free School Meals) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium. We ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium.

At Parkland this additional funding is used in the following ways;

Enriching the curriculum, for example:

  • Targeted support, for example: Every Child Counts, Every Child a Reader, intervention groups by teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Extended school support, for example: pupil counsellor, after school clubs, study support.

We believe that all children, regardless of circumstance can achieve their potential and the pupil premium funding provides us with the resources to help us overcome barriers to learning, including reading, writing and mathematics.

This is evidenced in the narrowing of the gap between FSM children and non-FSM children across the school in the last year. In some year groups the gap has disappeared completely with all children achieving similar levels regardless of FSM status. More evidence of our successes will be posted in the coming months as we embark on a new set of projects.

 

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