The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students on roll known to be eligible for Free School Meals currently or who have claimed within the last five years, as well as pupils who have been adopted or looked after by the Local Authority.
At Avonwood, we are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We are committed to ensuring that all children have equality of access to resources in an inclusive environment. We want all our children to succeed at the highest possible levels and believe that the Pupil Premium should be directed to supporting us to achieve this vision.
We have a duty to ensure that no group of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin or family income or background.
Research has shown that children who have been on/are on Free School Meals (FSM) do not attain as highly as other children in school. The government provides this grant so that we can allocate additional support to ensure that they do. The support can be in a short burst or over a longer term such as a term, two terms, a year or more. It may take the form of individual or small group teaching and may be an evidence based intervention. It can be additional resources, enrichment or access to opportunities that enhance learning and or aspiration.
Our summary report outlines how we have used the pupil premium and the impact of such spending.