The Pupil Premium Explained
Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in April 2011 to provide additional support for ‘Children in Care’ and those from low income families. The additional funding is to help schools diminished the difference in attainment that still exists for pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. All schools have to put on their website the amount of additional money received and how it is used.
At Eastchurch we have identified the barriers to learning for our most disadvantaged children to be low attendance; low levels of literacy and numeracy of parents; children’s social and emotional needs; lack of resilience and lack of experience, opportunities and low aspirations for the future.