What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding paid to schools in respect of their disadvantaged pupils (pupils who have been registered for free schools meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years, are looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months and are children of service families). Schools receive this funding to support their eligible pupils and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers.
Government guidance on how to spend Pupil Premium
Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.
What does Pupil Premium mean to Shavington Academy?
Our Pupil Premium pupils account for approximately 15% of our whole school cohort and through a personalised and focused approach to Pupil Premium, it is our intention to ensure that our pupils not only benefit from support in raising their achievement, but are also provided opportunities that can be life changing. Here at Shavington, we recognise the importance of raising pupil achievement and these strategies are mapped, according to pupil need, which is identified from data captures that occur within school. We also feel passionate that this funding has the potential to provide pupils with opportunities to widen their life experiences, which have a personal and profound impact. These strategies are also very personalised, like our achievement approaches and working with parents, we hope to engage pupils in the strategies that will make the difference for them.