Pupil Premium Funding
What is the purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant?
Pupil premium funding is granted to schools to address underachievement and improve outcomes for disadvantaged (either by circumstances or financial hardship) pupils.
The aim of our strategy document is to show you how we are spending the grant in ways that will ensure that our disadvantaged pupils are supported to do at least as well as their peers.
Disadvantaged pupils fall under 3 categories:
Pupils who are in receipt, or have ever been in receipt of, free school meals.
Looked after or adopted children.
If you think your child may be eligible for this grant please contact the school office for further information and assistance (01872 552648). Alternatively, visit cornwall.gov.uk and search for Free School Meals. There is a lot of information and advice on their website and you are also able to make an online application.
In creating our Pupil Premium Strategies, we look at a range of research to ensure that our approach to spending is underpinned by evidence and good practice. The EEF Toolkit provides us with clear evidence-based research of the most and least successful strategies and this information has formed the basis of our plan.
We use a tiered approach when writing our strategy to provide a balance between teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies. The best available evidence tells us that great teaching makes the greatest impact on all pupils but even more so on those who are disadvantaged. This is why we focus the majority of our spending and efforts on improving the quality of teaching for all. Where children are unable to keep up with their peers, even though the teaching quality has been high, evidence-based interventions are quickly put into place to help those children catch-up. Wider strategies are also used to address other barriers to learning such as social and emotional support, financial support and access to high quality enrichment activities such as learning to play a musical instrument.
We have high expectations of all of our children and believe in a culture of high aspiration and achievement for all.