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“Pupil premium funding is used effectively to support pupils for whom it is intended. Some of the funding has been spent on counselling services and art therapy for pupils with emotional barriers to learning, on training teachers and the pupil well-being worker. This support, group work with a qualified teacher and one-to-one tuition are resulting in these pupils making good progress.”
“Raising attainment is securely on the agenda of every teacher and they are very keen to improve their practice to be outstanding. They are accountable for the progress of their pupils, including those eligible for the pupil premium. Regular pupil progress meetings are held between teachers and the headteacher, deputy headteacher and the Pupil Premium coordinator.” (OFSTED, 2014)
The Pupil Premium Grant is a source of funding made available to schools by the Government. This is targeted funding to be used to provide opportunities for disadvantaged pupils.
The national trend is that pupils who are eligible for free school meals have lower achievement than those who are not eligible. The Pupil Premium grant is to be used to help narrow this gap.