The Pupil Premium is an amount of money that a school receives based upon the number of children at that school that are eligible for Free School Meals.
Simply spending more money on children, however, will not necessarily improve their learning or their aspirations. There is no direct link between spending money and outcomes for pupils. If the Pupil Premium is to succeed in achieving its ambitious goals, the choices that schools make in allocating the money will be vital so that the funding can help raise pupils' attainment and aspirations.
How can parents and carers contribute to the success of the Pupil Premium scheme?
In the first instance, we want to work with our families to ensure the social, emotional, academic and spiritual needs of the children are met. Parent support and involvement is a key factor in raising standards. If you would like help or advice in supporting your child as always your first point of contact should be your child’s class teacher. Mr. Galloway is our Disadvantaged Lead and can be contacted through the school office should you require further information.
As a parent or carer of a child who is entitled to Pupil Premium, our parent-teacher consultations provide a good opportunity to review children’s progress and the intervention strategies that have been used.
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, it is worth registering them, even if they are not going to have a school lunch. It will have a direct impact on the funding the school receives and will enable us to maximise the support we can provide. Please speak to the school office for support or help with this.
At Nyewood CE Junior School we use the Pupil Premium for many different interventions. Details of our pupil premium expenditure can be found in the reports below: