What is Pupil Premium funding?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives so that we can ensure children from less advantaged backgrounds achieve as well as their peers. In the 2017/18 financial year Bodsham will receive £8,920 of Pupil Premium funding. How the Pupil Premium is spent is monitored closely, with all schools accountable for the impact of the money spent. At Bodsham we pride ourselves on utilising the Pupil Premium to support our students.
Why is there a pupil premium?
Students who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible. In 2009-10 GCSE statistics showed that around a third of students who have been on Free School Meals in the previous six years achieved five or more A*- C grades, compared to more than two thirds of their fellow students.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy sets out how effective the funding has been in raising standards in previous years and gives details of how we plan to use the money this year to support our children.
For the financial year 2017-18 Bodsham School received £8,920 in Pupil Premium funding. This was used as follows:
- Focused teaching assistant support in class
- Staff CPD
- Dyslexia Tutor for 1 pupil
- Short-term interventions for underachieving pupils who needed a boost to their learning in order for them to reach their potential
- Identification of barriers to learning through pupil mentoring and implementation of support strategies
- Welfare support, for example social skills groups and assertive mentoring sessions.
5.1 % of pupils are eligible.
For the financial year 2018-19 Bodsham School will receive £12,180 in Pupil Premium funding. For details of how this money will be spent see the 2018-19 Strategy Statement.
Please click here to see our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018/19