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.
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching.
- Teaching (e.g training, support and professional development for teachers)
- Targeted academic support (e.g one-to-one/small group tuition and speech and language therapy)
- Wider approaches (e.g breakfast club, counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing, help with the cost of educational trips or visits)
At Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School, we have created a culture where staff believe in ALL children; no excuses are made for underperformance and we constantly strive to fulfil our school vision by being 'Without Limits'. To do this, staff adopt a ‘solution focused’ approach to overcoming barriers and children are supported to develop resilience. All children for whom we receive the pupil premium grant for benefit from the funding, not just those who are underperforming - a holistic view is taken to broaden children's life experiences, talents and interests as well as their academic progress.
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