The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
We employ the following interventions to narrow the gap between groups of pupils:
We buy in an additional teacher from the Support for Learning service (SLS)
The school employs a Speech Therapist to work with children and train teaching assistants
We employ a Learning Mentor Our Learning Mentor works with individual children and groups to address emotional issues.