The Pupil Premium Explained
Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.' DFE June 2022
The additional funding is to help schools diminished the difference in attainment that still exists for pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds so that all can flourish and meet their full potential. All schools have to share 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. Our curriculum offer aspires to remove these barriers by enabling all to grow as resilient, life long learners who value themselves and others.
Further information about Pupil Premium can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium