The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and is allocated to schools for children who have been registered for free school meals at any time in the last 6 years, have been looked after for one day or more, are adopted from care or leave care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order or whose parents have served in the armed forces in any of the previous 4 years.
The aim of the funding is to help address the current inequalities which exist between these children and their peers by raising achievement and improving outcomes. High quality teaching and learning is important to all children, regardless of their background or situation; this is what we strive to provide at Tritlington C of E First School and all our staff are committed to this.
It is important to note that not all children eligible for pupil premium funding are low attaining or making poor progress. The individual needs of each cohort in any particular academic year will be assessed and planned for appropriately.
At Tritlington C of E First School we have high aspirations for all of the children in our school and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. At Tritlington First, we seek to provide personalised learning opportunities and targeted support to allow every child to flourish.
In order to meet the above requirements, our priorities at Tritlington C of E First School are:
- To narrow the gap for those pupils not on track to achieve the expected standard at the end of each academic year
- To ensure early identification of additional needs and to promote early intervention programmes
- To use academic research (The Sutton Trust -EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit) to make informed choices about the most suitable intervention programmes to use with our children to ensure we are promoting accelerated learning.
We recognise that Covid-19 has significant challenges for the education of all children and acknowledge that disadvantaged children may be particularly adversely affected. So we remain focused on the needs of PP children in line with our overall policies of minimising the effects of a disrupted education for all children.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement can be found below.
The impact of Pupil Premium funding is reviewed in school termly and an annual review is published on this website.