At St Stephen’s, we firmly believe that all children deserve the very best education regardless of background or need. In April 2011, the government introduced the Pupil Premium. This give schools additional funding to diminish any gaps in attainment for disadvantaged pupils and children in care, as well as to assist with the pastoral needs of those children. How the Pupil Premium is spent is closely monitored and schools are accountable for the impact of the money spent.
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are far less likely to get good GCSE results. .The government believes it is unacceptable for children’s success to be determined by their social circumstances, and intends to raise levels of achievement for all disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.
Schools can decide how the money is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
How is Pupil Premium spent at St Stephen’s CofE Junior School? Our rationale
At St Stephen’s we continuously monitor the progress of all our pupils to ensure that they are achieving their full potential. When deciding how to best use the Pupil Premium, we take guidance from the Educational Endowment Foundation’s Guide to the Pupil Premium . Please see below: