All the children, their families, and all those who work in our school belong to our school-family and we show compassion, love and respect for each other and the world in which we live. We were each made unique and we treat everyone as an individual and meet their needs, both socially and economically, regardless of their background.
The Pupil Premium is funding provided to school in addition to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on the school roll who:
- are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- have been eligible for free school meals at any time in the previous six years
- have been adopted from care
- are the children of families in the services
- have been 'Looked After' (in care) for 6 months or more
Research has shown that such family circumstances can disadvantaged these children causing them to underachieve when compared to children from higher socio-economic groups. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium funding is spent as they are best placed to make decisions about their pupils whom they know well.
How we use the Pupil Pupil Premium Funding at All Saints'
A small number of our children qualify for this funding and each has been assessed so that we understand their individual needs and can allocated funding appropriately.
The funding can be used to provide support with reading, language development and basic skills in English and Maths, 1:1 or in small groups. We have nurture groups to support children with social and communication skills, and provide emotional and mental health support for children we have been affected by a family breakdown or personal tragedy.
We are determined that all opportunities and activities organised by school should be open to all our children and we therefore provide funding and resources to enable pupils to take part in enrichment clubs, day and residential trips and 'wrap around care' sessions ensuring these children are able to access as wide a curriculum as that of their peers.
We also provide clothing, school uniforms and equipment to families.
When the children move on to secondary school, we are careful to liaise with school staff to ensure a continuity of provision is maintained.
All children entitled to this funding make good progress and the vast majority leave our school with levels at, and in some cases above, those achieved nationally.