What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is money from the government, designed to help students who are registered for Free School Meals (FSM), or who have been registered for FSM within last 6 years to do well at school. The children of Armed Forces families, and young people In Care are also eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
At the start of each financial year, we will publish, on our school website, an outline of how we intend to spend our Pupil Premium for the coming year and, at the end of each year, we publish details of how the money was spent with a brief report on the impact of this spending.
The Pupil Premium Funding at Wellstead.
At Wellstead Primary, we are committed to ensuring that all our children make the best possible progress. We track the achievement of every child on a regular basis and do all that we can to make sure each child achieves their full potential. We also have a duty to ensure that no group of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin, family income or background.
We are well staffed at Wellstead Primary and children in all year groups learn in classes where the staff team includes a teacher, learning support assistant and access to additional support if needed. Children are familiar with working in groups of different sizes, at different times of the day, with different adults. Children of all abilities have the opportunity to work on a 1:1 basis or in a small group with an adult. Everyone at our school is completely used to this approach to meeting the needs of all learners and it would never be suggested to children that they were receiving additional support due to their background circumstances (e.g. that they receive free school meals). Indeed, many children who receive free school meals do not require additional support.
The Pupil Premium funding has allowed us to continue and extend what we already do - to monitor children's progress and to give additional support when required.