Staff at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School are committed to planning Quality First teaching and learning opportunities that meet our whole school vision of a love for learning. Where appropriate, we use the Pupil Premium to support children in overcoming personal and social barriers to their learning in order to enable them to enjoy, achieve and develop a love for learning.
HOW THE FUNDING IS ALLOCATED
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant is a separate and additional funding stream given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. It is allocated according to the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), an allocation for each pupil who has been Looked After (in the care of the local authority) for 6 months or more and for children from families with parents in the Armed Forces. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.
Since April 2014 children who have been adopted are eligible for this funding too.
The Government allows schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. Schools are held accountable as to how they will use the money.