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 Stannington 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.
- 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.