'To raise the attainment, achievement and aspirations of Pupil Premium students'
Key staff with responsibility for Pupil Premium:
Mrs K Thomas (Acting Deputy Head Teacher)
The Government believes the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, by ensuring funding to tackle disadvantage, reaches the pupils who need it most.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At Notre Dame, we find Pupil Premium an essential component to our school funding, which allows us to introduce, analyse and build strategies which ensure our students, in receipt of the grant, have a complete educational experience attain their full potential and the ‘gap’ between them and their peers is ‘narrowed’.