The Government currently provides additional funding to all schools for children in certain key groups. This funding is known as the Pupil Premium Grant and is intended to allow each school to make additional provision for children who are in receipt of free school meals, those who are looked after by the local authority and those whose parents are members of the armed forces and may, as a consequence of their parents’ placements, be subject to a number of school moves.
Our schools use this funding to enhance the achievement of pupils in these groups and ensure the inclusion of these pupils in all enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities.
Each of our trust schools have a Pupil Premium strategy for the 2020-21 academic year (these can be viewed below) that has been developed in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and school closure. Our schools’ Pupil Premium Strategy will work alongside their ‘Catch Up’ plans to support all pupils, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, to mitigate the impact of the lost time in education due to closure of schools.
As a trust, we have identified the following as some of the barriers to learning or future attainment for the pupils within trust schools who currently in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.
- Social and emotional wellbeing, particularly in relation to the return to School after the closure;
- Attainment gaps in English and Maths;
- Access to a wide range of enriching curriculum opportunities.
Wynyard CE Primary School Pupil Premium Statement (attached document)
Esh CE Primary School Pupil Premium Statement (attached document)