What is the Pupil Premium?
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 Policy
All members of staff and governors at Aldercar High School accept responsibility to encourage all pupils regardless of background to achieve and succeed. We recognise that those pupils who are recognised as ‘disadvantaged’ may need extra support to meet their pastoral, social and academic needs. Every pupil who is considered under the criteria set by the government to be ‘disadvantaged’ will be given this support irrespective of their disadvantage.
These supports will be delivered in the following ways
- Enriching learning experiences in and out of the classroom by ensuring every child has the best possible access to a full range of experiences offered at Aldercar High School.
- A range of individual and group interventions designed to support students on a needs basis.
- To engage and motivate pupils a range of activities which will raise aspirations will be provided.
- Teaching and learning will meet the needs of all pupils.
- Provision will be planned for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups.
- The needs of socially disadvantaged pupils will be met by being assessed and funds allocated based on a needs analysis which will prioritise individuals, groups or classes.
- In making provision for ‘disadvantaged’ pupils we recognise the fact that not all pupils who have accessed free school meals will be disadvantaged and/or underachieving. We also recognise that not all ‘disadvantaged’ and/or underachieving pupils will qualify for free school meals. The school will therefore allocate funding to pupils who are not qualified under the pupil premium funding if the school feels they are ‘disadvantaged’ in any way.
- We will evaluate our strategies and interventions to ensure that we improve the progress, attainment and provision that each pupil receives.
The Headteacher will use the report to governors to keep them regularly informed of
- The current provision in place at school for disadvantaged pupils.
- The progress towards narrowing the gap for disadvantaged pupils at Aldercar High School against that of other pupils nationally.
- An annual statement about how the pupil premium funding has been used to ‘narrow the gap’ and an evaluation of its cost effectiveness has taken place and has been published on the schools website.
For our full Pupil Premium Policy please download it via the link below.