Pupil Premium Strategy
Pupil Premium funding was first introduced in April 2011 and is additional funding allocated to schools to specifically benefit children who:
· Are entitled to Free School Meals
· Have at any point in the last 6 years been entitled to Free School Meals
· Are looked after children and have been in care for at least 6 months
· Are the children of current Service Personnel
· Are the children of Service Personnel at any point during the last 4 years
Here at Falmouth Primary Academy we aim for all children to experience a varied, inspiring and enriching curriculum which allows all pupils to recognise their potential and to leave school with a passion for lifelong learning. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding supports us in achieving these aims.
· We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities are targeted and meet the needs of all pupils – evidence shows that quality first teaching has the biggest impact on attainment.
· We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This specifically includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are addressed.
· In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who are eligible for free school meals, (or have been eligible in the last 6 years) are socially disadvantaged.
· We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils that the Academy has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
We regularly review our Pupil Premium spending and the impact that it has. For more information please see Pupil Premium Policy download below.