What is the ‘Pupil Premium?’
Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that provides additional funding aimed at pupils from deprived backgrounds. The Government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals and those who are looked after as an indicator for deprivation.
Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The Pupil Premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential by accelerating their progress.
At Temple Hill we believe passionately that no child should be denied the opportunity to succeed due to their financial starting point in life. We believe that extra-curricular activities and the opportunity to enjoy educational trips and visits should be open to all children, irrespective of family income. Every child has the right to feel inspired to achieve academic success and to grow emotionally and socially during their time at Temple Hill. We use our Pupil Premium funding to achieve these goals by:
The progress made by pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding is closely monitored by teachers and senior leaders. The effectiveness of our Pupil Premium spending is reported to governors regularly through case studies and impact reports, examples of which can be found below.
We use case studies to evaluate the impact of our Pupil Premium spending. Case studies play a central role in our reporting to governors and seek to ensure that our allocation of funds provides value for money for the pupils and the school.