Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in April 2011. It provides additional funding to address the gap in educational attainment and long term economic wellbeing between socially disadvantaged children and young people, and their peers. All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Atwood is committed to ‘Closing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils, and the effective utilisation of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) forms a vital part of that process.
Socially disadvantaged pupils have been defined as pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years. Children who have been ‘looked after’ for one day or more, including those who have been adopted from care, also qualify for additional funding.
It is the responsibility of the Head Teacher in consultation with the Governing Body and other key staff to decide on how to spend the funding, but schools will be held accountable to show impact of the interventions and resources funded by the grant.
Click below to read about about our pupil premium strategy and how we intend to spend money allocated to narrow the gap in the attainment of pupils.
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