The Government has provided a package of pupil support funding money delegated from central Government to schools, based on a number of measures. This is known as Pupil Premium funding. These measures include eligibility for Free School Meals in the last 6 years, children whose parents are in the Armed Forces and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.
At Whitemoor we are using our pupil premium funding to support narrowing the gap for disadvantaged pupils and supporting them in making at least expected progress in comparison to their peers. The majority of our pupil premium allocation is spent on teaching – providing one to one tuition to help individual children raise their attainment, small group teaching support in addition to the class teacher, and one to one teaching assistant support. Additionally, funding is provided to enable pupil premium funded pupils to attend residential visits and trips. Below is an attached statement of exactly what we have spent our funding on for the Academic year 2015/16 and its impact, plus how we propose to spend our 2016/17 allocation