The Pupil Premium enhances opportunities for eligible children.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Pupil Premium funds are allocated by the central government for pupils who have ever received Free School Meals in the last six years (FSM Ever6) or who are 'Looked After Children' (children in care or adopted). A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment.
Redmile School is committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and their peers. The pupil premium will form a vital part of that process.
Provision will be made through:
- Supporting pupils’ access to education
- Supporting pupils’ access to the curriculum
- Alternative support and intervention where appropriate within the school environment.
School Year 2022-2023
School Year 2021-2022
School Year 2020/2021
Improve attainment of disadvantaged children.
Improve reading outcomes for disadvantaged children.
Overall attainment of disadvantaged chn is behind that of national. Many had significant additional needs. Disrupted education due to C-19 did not help these chn.
Improve attitudes towards self and increased self-esteem.
The introduction of CReW Club has supported these chn. They felt secure in the environment, were keen to attend and engage in all the activities on offer. It allowed for friendships outside the classroom to develop.
Financial support to enable full participation.
Financial support was fully used by parents who were entitled to it. Families especially keen to take advantage of CReW Club.