The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are eligible and have claimed for free school meals at any time in the last six years (this categorisation changed in 2012). All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.
- We have a whole school ethos of attainment for all pupils and avoid stereotyping disadvantaged pupils as all facing the same barriers to learning or having less potential to succeed.
- We organise teaching and learning at Woodlands Primary School in order to meet the needs of all our pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs accurately assessed and met.
- Staff are deployed effectively to work with pupils who need the most support and training is provided where this is necessary to support pupils' learning.
- We have systems in place which carefully monitor, manage and support good behaviour and attendance for all our pupills.
- Teachers and leaders use data to identify pupils' learning needs and review progress regularly. Underperformance is addressed quickly through additional support.
- We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. We allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making better progress.
- We will allocate Pupil Premium funding after a needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals.
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