Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to raise the attainment of children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The funding is used to address barriers to learning and to close the attainment gaps between them and their peers.
Pupil Premium Funding is allocated to school based on the number of pupils on role who:
- have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last six years
- are looked after by the local authority or in post care arrangements including special guardianship or residence order
- children of armed services personnel.
At Parkhead Community Primary School our pupil premium allocation is used to provide inclusive opportunities and also a range of additional support for our children. These interventions, along with quality first teaching have a positive impact on children’s attainment and self-belief. The progress of this group of learners is tracked as part of our regular, termly, whole-school tracking to ensure they are making at least expected progress and if there are any concerns they are swiftly identified and provided with intervention.
Through targeted support and interventions (one-to-one and small group tuition), we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress.