In 2011 – 2012 the Government launched its Pupil Premium Funding. The money is allocated to each school based on the number of children who are eligible for free school meals.
Pupil Premium is a grant allocated to schools, to support socially disadvantaged pupils. Pupil Premium is not allocated to individual students but is used in a range of ways to reduce inequalities and support the teaching, learning and development of children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.
The school has the responsibility for allocating the Pupil Premium funding to support pupils or groups of pupils.
We have to set our own criteria for how the money is best allocated in order to meet the needs of the greatest number of disadvantaged pupils.
We are accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support students and we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium, in order to ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they have received.
Where funding is allocated to an intervention it may be that some groups have a mixture of PP pupils entitled to Pupil Premium and non-PP pupils.
At Robin Hood, we track the progress and attainment of all our pupils carefully. Provision for pupils is carefully planned to support individuals and groups and reduce barriers to their learning, this could be a physical or emotional barrier in addition to a specific challenge they may face with their learning.
We strive to provide an equality of experience for all our pupils and PP funding helps us to achieve this.