Disadvantaged pupils - Pupil Premium

What is Disadvantaged Pupils' Money? (known as Pupil Premium Money)

Additional money is given to schools by the Government to support Disadvantaged Pupils. This money is linked to eligible pupils and given to the school they attend. It is distributed in addition to the school's budget. Decisions for allocation of this money link to deprivation indicators such as Free School Meals.

How do we use our Disadvantaged Pupils' Money?

At Alsager Highfields we aim to meet the individual needs of each pupil. We recognise that some pupils may need additional support, others may need challenge and extension. Through tracking the progress of our disadvantaged children we ensure that support is provided first and foremost through Quality First Teaching, then through discussions within senior leaders and the head, the allocation of additional teaching assistant hours, or specific programs or interventions. The aim is to raise both attainment and progress.

How is progress measured?

Teacher assessment, validated by standardised tests and both in-school and cluster moderation of children’s work is used to allow senior leaders and class teachers to track the progress of each child in school. Class teachers meet the headteacher at the end of each term and discuss, within a pupil progress meeting, the progress of their disadvantaged (Pupil Premium) children.

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